Language processing for social human-robot dialogue


Suitable for:
Student, Bachelor or Master project


In the VIVA project we aim to create a lively and trustworthy social robot capable of engaging in spoken language dialogue with humans. This requires advanced methods for natural language processing (NLP) beyond the classical speech recognition systems. In this project you will the opportunity to explore and develop specific techniques needed to increase a robot’s ability for socially aware dialogue. Possible topics to focus on include:

  • Emotion recognition from speech prosody
  • Advanced language models for understanding user input
  • Policies for managing social dialogue


  • Basic knowledge of language and/or dialogue processing
  • Solid programming skills
  • Basics of Machine Learning

Sonja Stange