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Autonomous Avatars? From Users to Agents and Back [chapter]

Matthias Scheutz, Brigitte Römmer
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
to the user agent in the game while the user was not present.  ...  In a first step, information about the personality of the user is obtained from a questionnaire and then, in a second step, integrated in the reactive system of the user agent, part of which implements  ...  These agents, call them user agents, are really hermaphrodites between avatars and autonomous agents in that they live an autonomous life, if their users are offline, acting their behalf, but can be controlled  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-44812-8_6 fatcat:zdtizsyznrhaxglfylx7jba2na

Communicative Autonomous Agents [chapter]

Angela Caicedo, Jean-Sébastien Monzani, Daniel Thalmann
2001 Deformable Avatars  
We present a way to mix the lower control of agents with the high level specifications of their goals.  ...  (eds.), Deformable Avatars  ...  Beliefs about others: In our model each NA is autonomous, and Can accept or reject an order coming from the user or from another agent.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-306-47002-8_19 fatcat:dhpayef6zjfqvcnurn324vo67e

Animating an Autonomous 3D Talking Avatar [article]

Dominik Borer, Dominik Lutz, Martin Guay
2019 arXiv   pre-print
clips---allowing to really scale up virtual agent embodiments.  ...  In consequence, conversational agent embodiments are left with little variations and quickly become repetitive.  ...  Introduction Intelligent avatars that can talk and interact with people offer a natural and friendly way to interface with autonomous systems-may they be cars, televisions, food dispensers, phones, maps  ... 
arXiv:1903.05448v1 fatcat:rcx7s6ui3vhbzaf74bupccqcji

Autonomous agents and avatars in REVERIE's virtual environment

Fons Kuijk, Konstantinos C. Apostolakis, Petros Daras, Brian Ravenet, Haolin Wei, David S. Monaghan
2015 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on 3D Web Technology - Web3D '15  
We describe how reasoning components of the REVERIE system connect and cooperatively control autonomous agents and avatars representing a user.  ...  Like the avatars, autonomous agents that may act in this world are capable of demonstrating human-like non-verbal behavior and facilitate social interaction.  ...  Acknowledgements The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007(FP7/ -2013 under grant agreement no.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2775292.2775305 dblp:conf/vrml/KuijkADRWM15 fatcat:jm3n4v6l65di7m52sytdcckcqu

A Method for Autonomous Positioning Avatars in a Group

Fons Kuijk
2017 2017 International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW)  
The method aims at a group setting that seems natural for a group of people attending a guided tour and was developed in particular to assist participants by autonomously positioning their avatars on each  ...  Consequently, it may serve to position avatars in similar type of situations.  ...  The autonomous agent acting as virtual tour guide typically moves from one place to another. The students are supposed to follow this tour guide by navigating in the virtual environment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cw.2017.40 dblp:conf/cw/Kuijk17 fatcat:h4akryxjc5ar3prgbkbgxptiy4

Avatar Expression Agent in Virtual Architecture [chapter]

Jumphon Lertlakkhanakul, Sun-Hwie Hwang, Jin-Won Choi
2007 Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures (CAADFutures) 2007  
The method to classify context-aware expression data model and to autonomously activate it in real-time along with users' communication is investigated.  ...  As users communicate with one another using a text box, the avatar expression agent simultaneously detects the users' emotion by parsing the input texts to perform related gestures automatically.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was partially supported by the MIC (Ministry of Information and Communication), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6528-6_27 fatcat:sffqk7ulqfgq7gk66sfrk5hloy

The Avatar Project

Eric Martin, Regent L'Archeveque, Sebastien Gemme, Ioannis Rekleitis, Erick Dupuis
2008 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
in St-Hubert will be autonomously operated from the ISS.  ...  His research has focused on mobile, space, and underwater robotics and, in particular, cooperating intelligent agents with application to multirobot cooperative localization, mapping, exploration, and  ... 
doi:10.1109/mra.2008.929926 fatcat:3pcbgnzpnbeazctw3bfaukvml4

Spontaneous Avatar Behavior for Human Territoriality [chapter]

Claudio Pedica, Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The resulting social group behavior appears relatively robust, but perhaps more importantly, it starts to bring a new sense of relevance and continuity to virtual bodies that often get left behind when  ...  This paper presents a new approach for generating believable social behavior in avatars.  ...  We are grateful to Dr. Adam Kendon for discussions and sending us Scheflen's unobtainable book. Also big thanks to the CADIA team and our collaborators at CCP Games.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04380-2_38 fatcat:4sbzjmsv3verna2sqecf5n5mum

SPONTANEOUS AVATAR BEHAVIOR FOR HUMAN TERRITORIALITY

Claudio Pedica, Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson
2010 Applied Artificial Intelligence  
The resulting social group behavior appears relatively robust, but perhaps more importantly, it starts to bring a new sense of relevance and continuity to virtual bodies that often get left behind when  ...  This paper presents a new approach for generating believable social behavior in avatars.  ...  We are grateful to Dr. Adam Kendon for discussions and sending us Scheflen's unobtainable book. Also big thanks to the CADIA team and our collaborators at CCP Games.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08839514.2010.492165 fatcat:57oo56fyozawzijhg5hpd5arjm

Animated autonomous personal representatives

Timothy W. Bickmore, Linda K. Cook, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Joseph W. Sullivan
1998 Proceedings of the second international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '98  
Most of these systems allow users to construct customized avatars, or select them from libraries (as in Figure 3 ), and then animate their behavior to varying degrees.  ...  If necessary, the avatar is moved from the margin to the general location of the annotated object, and the avatar's body is rendered, prior to the performance's beginning. • If the user clicks on a docked  ... 
doi:10.1145/280765.280768 dblp:conf/agents/BickmoreCCS98 fatcat:bd6fnei6lfedhoh3e4hmbfaacm

A Unified Framework for Individualized Avatar-Based Interactions

Arjun Nagendran, Remo Pillat, Adam Kavanaugh, Greg Welch, Charles Hughes
2014 Presence - Teleoperators and Virtual Environments  
The associated system affords the delivery of personalized experiences that adapt to the actions and interactions of individual users, while staying true to each virtual character's personality and backstory  ...  In addition to its avatar control paradigm, AMITIES provides processes for character and scenario development, testing, and refinement.  ...  This project also received partial support from the Veterans Health Administration (SimLEARN).  ... 
doi:10.1162/pres_a_00177 fatcat:t4aludknvfeapajqyjjdt2pgne

TelMeA—Expressive avatars in asynchronous communications

Toru Takahashi, Christoph Bartneck, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Noriko H. Arai
2005 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
TelMeA is an asynchronous online community system that uses avatars to enact the messages of the users.  ...  We present an overview of the system, including the results of a usability study and its effect on the redesign of the system.  ...  Acknowledgement We would like to thank e-kyoshitsu and Hideaki Takeda at the National Institute of Informatics for their great corporations with our case study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2004.11.005 fatcat:q6fu2ks5jbhtrlh4aas53t6mqm

Robot Avatar: A Virtual Tourism Robot for People with Disabilities

Chong Wing Cheung, Tai Ip Tsang, Kin Hong Wong
2017 Journal of clean energy technologies  
In this project, we propose to build a robot that takes pictures or videos from a faraway place and feeds the data to the user in real time.  ...  Currently the robot and finger gesture recognition system have been built and tested successfully. Data analysis of the video latency from the robot to the user has also been carried out.  ...  Therefore, a robot Robot Avatar: A Virtual Tourism Robot for People with Disabilities Chong Wing Cheung, Tai Ip Tsang, and Kin Hong Wong agent should be developed to be the avatar of the user, this enables  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijcte.2017.v9.1143 fatcat:nw3vvahwpzfijm2ydfh2zci3oa

Towards the Instantaneous Expression of Emotions with Avatars [chapter]

Ronan Boulic, Junghyun Ahn, Stéphane Gobron, Nan Wang, Quentin Silvestre, Daniel Thalmann
2016 Understanding Complex Systems  
Previous chapters have described how to infer emergent emotion dynamics from text corpus whereas we focus here on the instantaneous display of a detected emotion with a human avatar.  ...  The avatar acts as a new modality to provide an emotional visual stream of the messages through facial and body Non-Verbal Communication (NVC).  ...  To understand the need and structure of this solution the following Subsection 3.1 describes the architecture enabling a chatting in 3D virtual environment between avatars and also autonomous agent.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43639-5_13 fatcat:iqkq5i7zorg2dewjvkokjudpcq

BodyChat

Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, Justine Cassell
1998 Proceedings of the second international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '98  
Although avatars may resemble animated communicating interface agents, they have for the most part not profited from recent research into autonomous systems.  ...  BodyChat is a system that allows users to communicate via text while their avatars automatically animate attention, salutations, turn taking, back-channel feedback and facial expression, as well as simple  ...  research on avatars, and on communicative autonomous agents.  ... 
doi:10.1145/280765.280843 dblp:conf/agents/VilhjalmssonC98 fatcat:jhomvea3uve4nicrvtuar7omi4
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