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A Cognitive Model for Embodied Gesture Processing in Virtual Agents

Human social interaction encompasses verbal and nonverbal aspects in which hand gesture is a widely used nonverbal communication way. Handling gestures requires different cognitive and knowledge levels, from motor skills to social intentions behind those movements.

During social interaction all of these levels can be used for cognitive processes of both perception and generation, as evidenced by neuropsychological studies. In this video, motor skills of gestures at different levels of abstraction from movement trajectories towards higher levels of semantics is discussed. In this context, the aim to engage humanoid virtual agents in social interaction with humans.

To this end, the creators developed a cognitive computational model which tries to capture the embodied basis of hand gestures and we demonstrate how it enables to combine and bootstrap the online learning, perception, recognition and generation of gestural movements in a human-agent interaction scenario.

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For a Future-Friendly Web | Mobilism 2012 

The web isn’t what it was 10 years ago, and it wont be the same in the next 5 years. It is evolving, much like a organism with an active neural network. It’s evolution comes from programmers and content artists, who design their framework  for the changing needs of their audience. But what strategy should they follow? Is an app always necessary to derive mobility? How much should they focus on technology versus content. Brad Frost's presentation provides a good look into the web's next horizon. 

Are we ready for Energy Literacy?

We’ve come up with many ways to save energy: turning off the lights when you leave the room, using CFL bulbs, recycling biodegradable waste (even using vegetable oil as a potential energy source). However, our literacy extends only to what we have learned on an individual basis during social small talk. A brief history of energy, its importance, the work flows responsible for its generation and a study of its effects should be taught at an early age and what should, I believe, be a necessary part of the educational curriculum of college students, if not high schoolers. 
Energy 101: Energy Literacy

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Google Developers SXSW Lightning Talks

Can’t make it to the Google Developers house at SXSW? This live stream of the exciting, demo-loaded lightning talks will educate you about the latest Google developer product hotness. 

No Right Brain Left Behind

This is a great presentation on the importance of creativity, its effect on education  and how future generations should rally their troops in order to challenge the current order of innovation, out of necessity. 

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