Closing the Valence Gap in Emotion Recognition

Julia with headphones

2021 has been an exciting year for our researches working on the recognition of emotions from speech. Benefiting from the recent advances in transformer-based architectures, we have for the first time built models that predict valence with a similar high precision as arousal.

ERIK – Emotion Recognition for Autism Therapy

ERIK robot and man

The recognition and perception of emotional output is an essential part of human communication. To develop the socio-emotional communication skills of autistic children, therapy has to focus on that. In the ERIK project a new form of therapy is being developed.

SEMULIN: Audio AI for Autonomous Cars

Blue Car

The market for autonomous driving is projected to grow from 5,7 billion in 2018 to 60 billion US-Dollars in 2030. This shows the potential this technology will have in the future and is one of the reason why the German government provided funding for project SEMULIN.