Klaus Förger

Klaus

Profile

I graduated as a Doctor of Science (Technology) from the Department of Computer Science (was Media Technology) of the Aalto University in 2015. I worked in the research group "Art and Magic" lead by Professor Tapio Takala. Currently, I am employed by the Paris 8 University as a Research Engineer in the ICI project. Previously, I worked on the project Social eMotions that is related to social emotions in dance movements [1] [2] [3]. I have also worked in the project Multimodally Grounded Language Technology.

Research interests

a style continuum

Demo videos

Interactive visualizations

Analysis of dance

Tools

Publications

Förger, K. 2015. From motion capture to performance synthesis: A data based approach on full-body animation. Aalto University publication series: Doctoral dissertations 90/2015. Aalto University, Finland. (Public defence was on 9th of October 2015) pdf bibtex

Förger, K. & Takala, T. 2015. A Motion Style Toolbox. Conf. On Intelligent Virtual Agents, August 26-28, 2015, Delft, The Netherlands. LNCS, Intelligent Virtual Agents. Springer International Publishing. pp. 343-347. pdf toolbox download page final publication bibtex

Mäkäräinen, M. & Kätsyri, J. & Förger, K. & Takala, T. 2015. The Funcanny Valley: A Study of Positive Emotional Reactions to Strangeness. Proceeding of the 19th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, September 22-24, 2015, Tampere, Finland. ACM, New York, USA. pp. 175-181. pdf final publication bibtex

Pugliese, R. & Förger, K. 2015. Game Experience When Controlling a Weak Avatar in Full-Body Enaction. Conf. On Intelligent Virtual Agents, August 26-28, 2015, Delft, The Netherlands. LNCS, Intelligent Virtual Agents. Springer International Publishing. pp. 418-431. pdf final publication bibtex

Förger, K. & Takala, T. 2015. Animating with style: defining expressive semantics of motion. The Visual Computer. Springer. 13 pages. DOI: 10.1007/s00371-015-1064-4 pdf final publication video bibtex

Kätsyri, J. & Förger, K. & Mäkäräinen, M. & Takala, T. 2015. A review of empirical evidence on different uncanny valley hypotheses: support for perceptual mismatch as one road to the valley of eeriness. Frontiers in Psychology. pdf link to journal bibtex

Förger, K. & Honkela, T. & Takala, T. 2013. Impact of Varying Vocabularies on Controlling Motion of a Virtual Actor. Conf. On Intelligent Virtual Agents, August 29-31, 2013, Edinburgh, UK. LNCS, Intelligent Virtual Agents. Springer Berlin. pp 239-248. pdf final publication bibtex

Honkela, T. & Förger, K. 2013. Modeling Action Verb Semantics Using Motion Tracking. International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2013. September 10-13, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria. LNCS, ICANN 2013. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp 312-318. pdf final publication bibtex

Förger, K. & Takala, T. & Pugliese, R. 2012. Authoring Rules for Bodily Interaction: From Example Clips to Continuous Motions. Conf. On Intelligent Virtual Agents, September 12-14, 2012, Santa Cruz, California, USA. LNCS, Intelligent Virtual Agents. Springer Berlin. pp 341-354. pdf final publication video bibtex

Honkela, T. & Kohonen, O. & Laaksonen, J. & Lagus, K. & Förger, K. & Sjöberg, M. & Takala, T. & Valpola, H. & Wagner, P. 2011. Learning Semantics of Movement. Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 17 December 2011, Melia Sierra Nevada & Melia Sol y Nieve, Sierra Nevada, Spain. 4 pages. pdf

Pugliese, R. & Lehtonen, K. 2011. A Framework for Motion Based Bodily Enaction with Virtual Characters. Conf. On Intelligent Virtual Agents, September 15-17, 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland. LNCS, Intelligent Virtual Agents. Springer Berlin. pp 162-168. pdf final publication video bibtex

Lehtonen, K. & Takala, T. 2011. Evaluating emotional content of acted and algorithmically modified motions. Conf. on Computer Animation and Social Agents, May 26-28, 2011, Chengdu, China. LNCS, Transactions on Edutainment VI. Springer Berlin. pp 144-153. pdf final publication bibtex

Lehtonen, K. 2010. Algorithmic modifications to the emotional content of motion capture data. Master's thesis. Aalto University, Department of Media Technology.

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Contact information

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klaus.forger(ät)iki.fi