Job offer to work part-time (60% of dedication) in the European project EMPATHIC. We are looking for a person with a degree in one of the following areas: computer science, electronics engineering, telecommunications engineering, physical sciences (specialty electronics/automation), mathematics, or similar in the field of information and communications technologies.

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Personalized Virtual Assistants for the Elderly: Acapela is working on adapted expressive voices for the Empathic Research project.

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The Empathic project focuses on Personalised Virtual Coaches to assist elderly people living independently at and around their home. Acapela Group is working on the voice synthesis part, to provide users with advanced voice-first interface, based on Deep Learning.

September 5th-6th, 2018

Paris, France

Internal Workshop

September 5th-6th, 2018


OSA trained about the way to play the Wizard role. UPV/EHU trained about the way to deal with the WoZ platform. All participants discussed and agreed a common procedure for WoZ sessions.

October 25th, 2018

Madrid, Spain

EMPATHIC project at First Workshop on Innovation in Health

October 25th-26th, 2018


Our coordinator Maria Ines Torres is going to present the empathic project at the First Workshop on Innovation in Health to be held in Madrid, October 25th-26th.

Market for Remote Care Services

September 26th, 2018, 9:00-10:30

The workshop is targeted at remote services providers or related agents such as social agents, formal or informal caregivers etc. We aim to identify new opportunities for virtual agents, based on Empathic EU project, by confronting a PUSH approach, based on technology capabilities, against a PULL approach, based on market needs and end user’s real service acceptance.

Our paper at ICCHP Conference

July 9th, 2018



Stephan Schlögl delivered our paper entitled “Seniors’ Sensing of Agents’ Personality from Facial Expressions” at the ICCHP Conference.

Hello, I’m your virtual assistant what can I do for you?

July 5th, 2018

A talk that was given by Raquel Justo to a group of companies about virtual assistants and specifically about our EMPATHIC VIRTUAL COACH.

Our paper at  ForItAAL Conference

July 3rd, 2018


Our Student Terry Amoresed delivered our paper entitled “Seniors’ acceptance of virtual humanoid agents” at ForItAAL Conference.
She won the second prize Young Researcher Award. Congratulations!

A visit to an American Company where we presented EMPATHIC project

EMPATHIC project has been presented to Speech Morphing:

  • Spoken Dialog Systems in EMPATHIC project.
    M. Inés Torres (coordinator-EHU)
  • Privacy preserving in Speech Procesing.
    Gérard Chollet (IV)
  • Survey of Emotion Representation. Analysis and Synthesis.
    Dijana Petrovska Delacretaz (IMT)

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