News

5-10 January 2020: I'm co-organising a Dagstuhl Seminar on Spoken Language Interaction with Virtual Agents and Robots (SLIVAR).

5-6 December 2019: I'll be attending LT4All - Language Technologies for All in Paris.

24-25 October 2019: I've been invited to participate in an NSF workshop on "USER: Toward User-Oriented Agents" in Pittsburgh, USA.

10-11 October 2019: I've been invited to participate in an NSF workshop on "Speech for Robotics" at the Univesity of Maryland, USA.

30 September - 3 October 2019: I'll be giving a keynote talk at a Shonan workshop on "Spoken Multimodal Dialogue Systems Technology for Pervasive Computing" in Japan.

15-19 September 2019: I'll be in Graz, Austria for INTERSPEECH-2019.

9-13 September 2019: I've been invited to participate in a Lorentz workshop on "Unifying Vocal Interaction" in Leiden, Netherlands.

29-30 August 2019: I'm part of the organising team for the 2nd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR-2019) in London.

24-25 June 2019: I'll be in Birmingham for the annual UK Speech conference.

18 June 2019: I've been invited to present "Talking to Machines" at the AI Challenge Conference in Trondheim.

17 June 2019: I'll be in Paris to attend a meeting on Animal Linguistics.

9 May 2019: I'll be in Nijmegen to visit the Centre for Language Studies.

5-6 May 2019: I'll be in Glasgow for CHI2019 and talking about "A ‘Canny’ Approach to Spoken Language Interfaces" at the workshop on Mapping Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives for Understanding Speech Interface Interactions.

9 April 2019: I'll be visitng the University of Trento in Italy to give a seminar entitled "Vocal Interaction with 'Intelligent' Machines: Are We Nearly There Yet?".

29 October 2018: I'll be speaking at the VoCoGro workshop on Vocal Communication in Humans, Animals and Robots in Groningen.

27-28 September 2018: I'll be in Hamburg for the EUCog conference on Social Cognition in Humans and Robots.

20-27 September 2018: I'm collaborating with artist Mark Fell on an exhibit "Generative Approaches to Robot Movement and Vocal Synthesis" at Sheffield's Festival of the Mind .

18 September 2018: I was interviewed by Will Bedingfield for an article in Dazed Magazine about 'appropriate' voices for voice assistants.

1-7 September 2018: I'll be in Hyderabad, India attending INTERSPEECH-2018 and MLSLP.

25-26 June 2018: I'm giving one of the keynote talks at the UKSpeech meeting being held at Trinity College Dublin.

18 May 2018: I was interviewed by Jordan Erica Webber for the Guardian's podcast 'Chips with Everything '.

30 January 2018: I've been invited to help friends and colleagues at ESAT-Leuven celebrate 30 years of speech research and giving a talk entitled "Spoken Language Processing: Are we nearly there yet?".

19 January 2018: I'll be talking about "Talking Machines: The Technology Behind the Artificial Voice " at the London College of Communication.

2 November 2017: I'll be talking about "A Needs-Driven Architecture for Future Intelligent' Communicative Agents" at Aalto University in Finland.

23 October 2017: I'll be explaining "How to Make an Animal-Like Robot Make Animal-Like Sounds" at Ideas Alive At 545, DINA, 32A-34 Cambridge St, Sheffield.

25-26 August 2017: I'm General Chair for the 1st International Workshop on "Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots" (VIHAR-2017 ) in Skovde, Sweden.

20-24 August 2017: I'll be attending INTERSPEECH in Stockholm, Sweden, and presenting "Creating a Voice for MiRo, the World's First Commercial Biomimetic Robot" at the ShowandTell session.

24-26 July 2017: I'll be presenting "A biomimetic vocalisation system for MiRo" at Living Machines in Stanford, USA.

27 June 2017: I'll be talking to 180 Y6 and Y12 school children on the subject "Let's Make a Computer Talk".

7 June 2017: My work on the voice for the MiRo robot is featured in New Scientist under the headline "Robot Dog has an Artificial Woof that Sounds like the Real Thing ".

4 May 2017: I'm giving the Keynote talk at DIGIHUM-2017 in Helsinki: "Bridging the Gap Between Humans and Machines: Lessons from Spoken Language".

13-16 December 2016: I'm involved in the organisation of the IEEE workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT) in Puerto Rico.

8-9 December 2016: I'll be attending the EUCognition meeting in Vienna and presenting a talk on "A Needs-Driven Architecture for Future Intelligent' Communicative Agents".

30 October - 4 November 2016: I'm co-organising a Dagstuhl Seminar on "Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Human, Animals and Robots".

20 September 2016: I'll be giving an Institute of Physics evening public lecture at the University of Birmingham entitled "When will we be able to hold a decent conversation with a robot (and what would we talk about anyway)?".

8-12 September 2016: I'll be attending INTERSPEECH in San Francisco.

13 July 2016: I'll be attending the interACT-25 meeting in Baden-Baden and giving a talk on "Intentionality in speech: implications for computational models".

8 July 2016: I'll be giving an invited Keynote talk on "Vocal Interaction with "Intelligent" Machines: Are we There Yet?" at the International Workshop on Sensing, Processing and Learning for Intelligent Machines (SPLINE-2016). Aalborg, Denmark.

20-21 June 2016: I'm part of the organising committee for the 2016 UK Speech meeting being held in Sheffield.

8 June 2016: I'll be on-stage discussing "Robots: Emotional Companions?" at the Cheltenham Science Festival .

25-27 May 2016: I'll be in Portoroz, Slovenia for 10th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC2016) in order to receive the 2016 Antonio Zampoli Prize (slides from my acceptance speech ).

6 May 2016: I'll be giving a talk on "Talker-Listener-Environment Coupling" at the University of Birmingham.

21 March 2016: I'm hosting an EPSRC-sponsored workshop - INTERACT - which aims to connect the UK HCI and HRI research communities.

21 January 2016: I'm giving a talk on Talker-Listener-Environment Coupling at the UCREL Corpus Research Seminar in Lancaster.

12-17 January 2016: I'll be in Saariselkä Lapland to present a paper on Is Spoken Language All-or-Nothing? Implications for future speech-based human-machine interaction at IWSDS .

13-17 December 2015 I hope to re-run my 4th sexennial survey on Progess and Prospects in Speech Technology at the IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU) to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

23-24 November 2015 I'll be in Lille in my capacity as expert consultant to the CHIST-ERA IGLU project on ‘Interactive Grounded Language Understanding'.

7 October 2015 I'm quoted in a New Scientist article on Speaker Recognition .

11 September 2015 I'll be presenting a Keynote talk entitled From Talking and Listening Robots to Intelligent Communicative Machines at the International Workshop on Speech Robotics (IWSR), Dresden, Germany.

8 September 2015 My PhD student - Saeid Mokaram - and I have been interviewed by The Mechanical Turks on our work on speech understanding in a search and rescue environment

6-10 September 2015: I'll be at INTERSPEECH-2105 in Dresden.

24-28 August 2015 I'll be talking about the Uncanny Valley at the Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction in Aland Finland.

1-5 August 2015 I'll be lecturing in China on the final leg of my tour as Distinguished Lecturer for the International Speech Communication Association .

2-3 July 2015 I'll be attending the UKSpeech meeting in Norwich.

24 June 2015 I've been asked to give my Beyond Siri talk as a plenary at the University of Sheffield Engineering Symposium (USES).

20 April 2015 I'll be giving a talk to the CogNovo Cognition Colloquium in Plymouth.

24/25 February 2015 I'll be attending an EPSRC workshop on Future Intelligent Technologies in Oxford.

24-31 January 2015 I'll be giving a series of talk in Puerto Rico on the 2nd leg of my world tour as Distinguished Lecturer for the International Speech Communication Association .

15 January 2015 Our paper on A user-centric design of permanent magnetic articulography based assistive speech technology won best paper at BIOSIGNALS-2015 in Lisbon

9-16 December 2014 I'll be lecturing in India (Guwahati, Hyderbad, Bangalore) in my role as Distinguished Lecturer for the International Speech Communication Association.

19-21 November 2014 I've agreed to give a Keynote talk on Spoken Language Interaction with Intelligent Systems at IberSPEECH 2014 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

5-7 November 2014 I'm giving an invited talk on Mutual Beliefs Desires Intentions Actions and Consequences (MBDIAC): Towards A Computational Framework for "Intelligent" Interactive Agents at CogInfoCom-2014 in Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy.

14-16 October 2014 I'll be giving a Keynote entitled Spoken Language Processing: Time to Look Outside? at 2nd International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP 2014) in Grenoble.

September 2014 - February 2015 I have a one-semester sabbatical during which I'll be progressing my research into Vocal interactivity In and Between Humans, Animals and Robots .

17/18 June 2014 I've been asked to give a Keynote on Human Language Understanding at the CHIST-ERA Conference in Istanbul.

7 May 2014 I'll be visiting the University of East Anglia to give a seminar about The Uncanny Valley.

4 April 2014 I'll be giving an invited talk Towards Communicative Machines at the AISB-50 Symposium on Embodied vs. Simulated Behaviour and Cognition: What can Robotics contribute to the Language Sciences? in London.

9 March 2014 I've been selected by the International Speech Communication association (ISCA) as one of their Distinguished Lecturers for 2014-15 - if you'd like me to come and give a talk (anywhere in the world) under the ISCA-DL scheme, details are here .

3-8 November 2013 I've been invited to participate in a Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Audio Analysis at LZI Schloss Dagstuhl in Germany.

30 August 2013 I'll be talking about The Uncanny Valley at The International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction taking place in Cambridge.

29 August 2013 I've agreed to talk on Progress and Prospects for Speech Technology: What Ordinary People Think at the INTERSPEECH special session celebrating the 25th anniversary of ISCA in Lyon.

25 April 2013 I'm pictured (and quoted) in The Diary: Aye, robot but no scary stuff in the Sheffield Star with Prof. Tony Prescott and 'Zeno' (our RoboKind expressive humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics ).

5 April 2013 I'm quoted in "Real Humans": pourquoi fabriquer des robots à notre image? at Slate.fr .

25 March 2013 I've had a chapter entitled Spoken language processing: Where do we go from here? published in a book edited by Robert Trappl (Your Virtual Butler , LNAI, vol. 7407, pp. 111-125, Heidelberg: Springer).

20 February 2013 I'll be in discussion with artist Anna Barham on Language, Sounds and Artificial Voices at the Site Gallery in Sheffield.

13 February 2013 I'll be giving my talk Spoken Language Processing: where do we go from here? At the University of Coventry.

23-26 January 2013 Prof. Moore's Digital voice Factory will feature at the Creative Speech Technology Articulate Roadshow in Scarborough.

8 January 2013 I'm quoted in The rise and fall of voice at physics.org .

16 November 2012 I've had my first paper accepted for Nature - A Bayesian explanation of the 'Uncanny Valley' effects and related psychological phenomena (open access ).

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