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Virtual Humans Growing up

Christian Becker-Asano, Stefan Kopp, Nadine Pfeiffer-Leßmann, Ipke Wachsmuth
2008 Künstliche Intelligenz  
for embodied agents.  ...  Our virtual humanoid agent Max employs this architecture to generate believable human-like behaviors in a variety of situational contexts.  ...  Emotion theories The emotion model proposed by Ortony, Clore and Collins [12] (in short, OCC) has often been the basis for modeling emotions in cognitive architectures of embodied characters.  ... 
dblp:journals/ki/BeckerKPW08 fatcat:wcdcz64jpvca5pbi3ebznjemoy

From Virtual Environment to Virtual Community [chapter]

A. Nijholt
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The environment has been built using VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language).  ...  Towards Multi-user Virtual Worlds The first networked virtual worlds were text-based.  ...  Standards are needed to allow frameworks for communication, internal modelling, and animation of embodied agents.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45548-5_3 fatcat:q663mkvyorfm3edn3jzs4old2a


G. Margetis, G. Papagiannakis, C. Stephanidis
2019 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Open research issues are also discussed, providing a roadmap for future research in this area.</p>  ...  This paper presents the fundamental technological components towards this vision and how they can be orchestrated through the description of a conceptual architecture and a use case example.  ...  Virtual agents' body and emotions should be compelled by decision-making mechanisms, capable to lead the agent towards smooth animation transitions and interaction responses.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-2-w11-801-2019 fatcat:p2jq4l66azg5ljgcw6p4s7qxce

Toward Affective Interactions: E-Motions and Embodied Artificial Cognitive Systems

Alfonsina Scarinzi, Lola Cañamero
2022 Frontiers in Psychology  
For this reason, models of circular causality are considered to be more suitable.  ...  Against this background, in an affective interaction between a human and an artificial agent, artificial agents do need to be able to take part in two cycles of embodied affectivity by both recognizing  ...  LC contributed in a relevant way in interpreting relevant research on emotion and artificial intelligence. Both authors contributed to the article and approved the submitted version.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.768416 pmid:35496207 pmcid:PMC9043349 fatcat:todgqql77jeffcj54tezyy5v7u

Where computers disappear, virtual humans appear

Anton Nijholt
2004 Computers & graphics  
In this paper, we survey the role of virtual humans (or embodied conversational agents) in smart and ambient intelligence environments.  ...  Virtual humans in the party need to be equipped with nonverbal communication capabilities, including the display of emotions. r  ...  Fig. 1 . 1 Virtual audience showing appreciation. Fig. 2 . 2 Three embodied conversational agents. Fig. 3 . 3 Virtual embodied agents in an educational environment. A.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cag.2004.04.002 fatcat:a2tx4r436jdv5hc4w5h6ffucwi

Towards Emotionally Expressive Virtual Human Agents to Foster L2 Production: Insights from a Preliminary Woz Experiment

Emmanuel Ayedoun, Masataka Tokumaru
2022 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
To do so, using the Facial Coding Action System, we implemented a prototype virtual agent that can display a collection of nonverbal feedbacks, including Ekman' six basic universal emotions and gazing  ...  The aim of this study was to determine whether and to what extent emotional expressions reproduced by virtual agents could provide empathetic support to second-language learners during communication tasks  ...  This obviously highlights a need for more work towards identifying which key attributes of computer systems, and particularly embodied conversational agents, are able to influence learners' emotions and  ... 
doi:10.3390/mti6090077 fatcat:7tvcokvd2jgbfayfoxw4fg7wbm

Towards a Model for Embodied Emotions

Eduardo Coutinho, Eduardo R. Miranda, Angelo Cangelosi
2005 2005 Purtuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
By embodiment we mean that the agent has a virtual physical body whose states can be sensed by the agent itself.  ...  We are interested in developing A-Life-like models to study the evolution of emotional systems in artificial worlds inhabited by autonomous agents.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal).  ... 
doi:10.1109/epia.2005.341264 fatcat:yp2ttdf7kre3zmm35uxra3tc3q

Hybrid Control for Embodied Agents Applications [chapter]

Jan Miksatko, Michael Kipp
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Embodied agents can be a powerful interface for natural human-computer interaction.  ...  This allows us to choose the most appropriate method for each of the various behavioral processes, e.g. state charts for deliberative processes and rules for reactive behaviors.  ...  We would also like to thank to Charamel GmbH for providing us with their Avatar engine.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04617-9_66 fatcat:qbt55sgsg5bgxdl6twjouoyqna

Towards a Multimedia Knowledge-Based Agent with Social Competence and Human Interaction Capabilities

Leo Wanner, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Elisabeth André, Florian Lingenfelser, Gregor Mehlmann, Andries Stam, Ludo Stellingwerff, Bianca Vieru, Lori Lamel, Wolfgang Minker, Louisa Pragst, Josep Blat (+8 others)
2016 Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval for Multimodal Interaction - MARMI '16  
We present work in progress on an intelligent embodied conversation agent in the basic care and healthcare domain.  ...  In contrast to most of the existing agents, the presented agent is aimed to have linguistic cultural, social and emotional competence needed to interact with elderly and migrants.  ...  of the user towards the agent.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2927006.2927011 dblp:conf/mir/WannerBDDLMSKVK16 fatcat:h5znrszjszcujenxbw7zl2w7ui

Emotional Storytelling using Virtual and Robotic Agents [article]

Sandra Costa, Alberto Brunete, Byung-Chull Bae, Nikolaos Mavridis
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In order to create effective storytelling agents three fundamental questions must be answered: first, is a physically embodied agent preferable to a virtual agent or a voice-only narration?  ...  The results of two specially designed studies indicate that the physically embodied robot produces more attention to the listener as compared to a virtual embodiment, that a human voice is preferable over  ...  BACKGROUND Storytelling using Virtual Agents Several studies on emotionally expressive storytelling have been conducted using virtual agents.  ... 
arXiv:1607.05327v1 fatcat:vdoslefse5bcxf7sldulqnkoga

Situated and embodied interactions for symbiotic and inclusive societies

Osamu Katai, Toyoaki Nishida, Renate Fruchter
2010 AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence  
) Towards incorporating emotions with rationality into a communicative virtual agent (in this special issue) Miura A, Matsumura N (2009) Social intelligence design: a junction between engineering and social  ...  Based on the insights obtained with the preliminary research, the second model was proposed, which contains an explicit realization of a three-layered model of emotions, highly interconnected with other  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00146-010-0302-6 fatcat:pcizptmrkjgltd5uozlc7jeoq4

Affective computing with primary and secondary emotions in a virtual human

Christian Becker-Asano, Ipke Wachsmuth
2009 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
with simulated embodiment to achieve the simulation of primary and secondary emotions.  ...  We introduce the WASABI ([W]ASABI [A]ffect [S]imulation for [A]gents with [B]elievable [I]nteractivity) Affect Simulation Architecture, in which a virtual human's cognitive reasoning capabilities are combined  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to express our cordial thanks to the two anonymous reviewers for providing us with very detailed and helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-009-9094-9 fatcat:lbjhosceqfhs7bevlpjtbibv3e

Towards the Automatic Generation of Virtual Presenter Agents

Anton Nijholt
2006 Informing Science  
Clearly, the development of tools for these purposes is a first step towards automating the generation of presentations and presentation agents.  ...  In these virtual environments we can provide visitors with simulations of real environments, including simulations of presenters in such environments (a lecturer, a sales agent, a receptionist, a museum  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to Herwin van Welbergen who designed the MultiModalSync language (together with Job Zwiers) and is now working on providing our presenter agents with smooth animations.  ... 
doi:10.28945/474 fatcat:sapwdkoabzbdpdodmijuv2vcdm

Emergent Perception and Video Games that Listen: Applying Sonic Virtuality for Creative and Intelligent Virtual Agent Behaviours

Anna Jordanous, Tom Garner
2016 Computational Creativity & Games Workshop (CCGW)  
To illustrate this vision, a roadmap for future work is laid out, using Sonic Virtuality as the foundation for a 'synthetic listener', an NPC capable of responding to procedurally generated and external  ...  Computer-controlled virtual agents, typically referred to in the video games industry as 'nonplayer characters (NPCs)' can present well-crafted behaviours and evoke engaging and immersive player-experiences  ...  ▪ What is best practice with regards to emotion detection via biometrics and can such data support an embodied model of AI auditory perception?  ... 

Where Robots and Virtual Agents Meet

Thomas Holz, Mauro Dragone, G. M. P. O'Hare
2008 International Journal of Social Robotics  
We are placing different agent systems for social interaction along Milgram's Reality-Virtuality Continuumaccording to the degree they are embodied in a physical, virtual or mixed reality environment-and  ...  Traditionally, social interaction research has concentrated on either fully virtually embodied agents (e.g. embodied conversational agents) or fully physically embodied agents (e.g. robots).  ...  Users of PaPeRo, for example, employ wireless microphones for cancelling the impact of changing background noise.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-008-0002-2 fatcat:rprf2cfb45fbhgmureayaklczm
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