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      A Rendering Model for Emotional In-air Handwriting

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      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction Conference

      4 - 6 July 2018

      Emotion, Spatial Interaction, In-Air Handwriting, 3D Rendering

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            According to graphology, people’s emotional states can be detected from their handwriting. The purpose of our research is to propose a 3D handwriting rendering model which has emotional capabilities. We developed an in-air handwriting system and selected eight emotions (afraid, angry, disgusted, happy, sad, surprised, amorous and serious) to be conveyed using five rendering parameters (weight, smoothness, tip of stroke, ink density and ink dryness). We then conducted an online survey to determine the optimal parameters’ values. A first result shows that there is a positive correlation between the Euclidean distance between two emotions on the valence-arousal emotion two-dimensional model and the distance between the calculated rendering parameters’ values. Another online survey then revealed that four of the emotions (afraid, sad, serious and angry) are well conveyed. The results are less conclusive for the other four emotions, but further work is being conducted to improve the model when the handwriting is shown in conjunction with the other emotional channels of a social robot.

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            Conference
            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 1-5
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            [0001]Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
            [0002]Queen Mary University of London
            [0003]Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.111
            08e2662e-b73b-41ed-8337-67342bc60829
            © Chen et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2018. Belfast, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            HCI
            32
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction Conference
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