Facilitating Agents for Multi-Cultural Exchange

The vision of the FAME project was to construct and intelligent agent to facilitate communication among people from different cultures who collaborate on solving a common problem. The FAME agent serves as an information butler by supporting multimodal interaction in a transparent way. He does not intervene in the conversation, but remains in the background to provide appropriate support.



FAME provided three services:

  • Facilitate human to human communication through multimodal interaction including vision, speech and object manipulation
  • Provide the appropriate information relevant to the context
  • Make possible the production and manipulation of information blending both electronic and physical representations.



Seven partners from four countries in Europe collaborate in the FAME consortium:


  • INP Grenoble
  • ITC-irst
  • SONY
  • UPC (Universitat Politècnica de catalunya) 
  • Université Joseph Fourier
  • Universität Karlsruhe (TH)


Prof. Alex Waibel
Florian Metze
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Faculty of Computer Sciences
Interactive Systems Labs
E-Mail: metze∂ira.uka.de


Project FAME (IST-2000-28323) is supported by funding in the thematic area Information Society Technologies under the Fifth Research Framework Programme of the European Union.

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