And the fans are going wild! SIG plus MIKE

Ian Frank*, Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, Hiroshi G. Okuno, Junichi Akita, Yukiko Nakagawa, K. Maeda, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Hiroaki Kitano

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We present an implemented commentary system for real-world robotic soccer. Our system uses an overhead camera to pass game information to the simulator league commentary program Mike, and uses the humanoid robot Sig to provide a physical embodiment for the commentary. The use of a physical robot allows us to direct audience attention to important events by looking at them, provide more realism to the interaction between Mike and other humans in the domain, and even set up a dialogue with the audience as part of the commentary itself. Our system combines the multi-modal input of audio and video information to generate a multi-modal commentary that brings the extra dimension of body language to the social interaction that characterises the overall commentary task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoboCup 2000
Subtitle of host publicationRobot Soccer World Cup IV
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup 2000 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2000 Aug 272000 Sept 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2019 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup 2000
CityMelbourne, VIC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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