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M.Sc. degree project proposals

(MSc) Deep Learning classification of student confusion with multimodal features: As a follow-up to our work in the Detection of Uncertainty in Conversations with Language Learners [1], we want to explore a Deep Learning approach to the classification of events of confusion during a practice conversation with language learners. The dataset is formed from video recordings of conversations between a pair of participants and a robot.
(MSc) Automatic guess generation for the game Med Andra Ord (Taboo): Following our work [2], we want to increase the autonomy and robustness of the system that generates game-word guesses given verbal descriptions of that specific game-word. We can provide a dataset of real descriptions to develop and test the system.
(BSc/MSc) Med Andra Ord (Taboo) Web Interface: The current version of the Taboo game uses a tablet as interface with a robot. We want to transfer this system to a web-base interface. Experience Fullstack development is not required, but highly welcomed! 

[1] Ronald Cumbal, José Lopes, and Olov Engwall. 2020. Detection of Listener Uncertainty in Robot-Led Second Language Conversation Practice. In Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 625–629. DOI:

[2] Sarah Gillet, Ronald Cumbal, André Pereira, José Lopes, Olov Engwall, and Iolanda Leite. 2021. Robot Gaze Can Mediate Participation Imbalance in Groups with Different Skill Levels. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 303–311. DOI:

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