Laughter Research: A Review of the ILHAIRE Project

Stéphane Dupont, Hüseyin Çakmak, Will Curran, Thierry Dutoit, Jennifer Hofmann, Gary McKeown, Olivier Pietquin, Tracey Platt, Willibald Ruch, Jérôme Urbain

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Laughter is everywhere. So much so that we often do not even notice it. First, laughter has a strong connection with humour. Most of us seek out laughter and people who make us laugh, and it is what we do when we gather together as groups relaxing and having a good time. But laughter also plays an important role in making sure we interact with each other smoothly. It provides social bonding signals that allow our conversations to flow seamlessly between topics; to help us repair conversations that are breaking down; and to end our conversations on a positive note.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationToward Robotic Socially Believable Behaving Systems
Place of PublicationIntelligent Systems Reference Library
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-31056-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-31055-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameIntelligent Systems Reference Library
ISSN (Print)1868-4394


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