Nonverbal Communication

Contributor: Shuwen Qiu

Reading list

survey/review/perspective paper


Optional - Gaze

Optional - Pointing Meets Perception

Optional - Pointing Meets Cognition

Optional - Pointing Meets Language

Optional - Models for Nonverbal Communication

Optional - Evolution

Optional - Emergent Languages

Optional - Pantomime


  1. There exist multiple language models but for different tasks. Given the above literature and the discussion about the uniqueness of human communication, how to design tasks or evaluations to test language models are doing simple imitation or true communication?
  2. If you are designing an embodied chat robot, what kinds of nonverbal expressions will you give to it? How and when will it combine/alternate verbal and nonverbal expressions based on our discussion?