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A Multi-Modal Attention System for Smart Environments

Boris Schauerte, Thomas Pl{\"o}tz and Gernot A. Fink
Proc. Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Systems, Liege, Belgium, 2009.

Focusing their attention to the most relevant information is a fundamental biological concept, which allows humans to (re-)act rapidly and safely in complex and unfamiliar environments. This principle has successfully been adopted for technical systems where sensory stimuli need to be processed in an efficient and robust way. In this paper a multi-modal attention system for smart environments is described that explicitly respects efficiency and robustness aspects already by its architecture. The system facilitates unconstrained human-machine interaction by integrating multiple sensory information of different modalities.