ILHAIRE means:

Incorporating Laughter into Human Avatar Interactions: Research and Experiments.

It is a European project (FP7) that started in 2011.

Laughter is a significant feature of human communication. ILHAIRE objectives are to help the scientific and industrial community to bridge the gap between knowledge on human laughter and its use by avatars, thus enabling sociable conversational agents to be designed, using natural-looking and natural-sounding laughter.
Last Blog Posts

Ilhaire Demonstration at STEAM3 Conference

Tue 4 March, 2014
Cantoche was invited to present Ilhaire at the STEAM3 conference for the use in Education.

ILHAIRE in New Scientist

Tue 4 February, 2014
Research and the media.

Belfast Assembly Meeting

Tue 8 April, 2014

Paris Assembly Meeting

Wed 15 January, 2014

Project Review

Fri 15 November, 2013
Annual Project Review by the European Commission


Links to public deliverables


The list of published scientific papers by ILHAIRE participants

The ILHAIRE laughter database

A web site dedicated to laughter databases by Queen's University Belfast

coming soon...