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ACL
2003
8 years 11 months ago
Towards a Model of Face-to-Face Grounding
We investigate the verbal and nonverbal means for grounding, and propose a design for embodied conversational agents that relies on both kinds of signals to establish common groun...
Yukiko I. Nakano, Gabe Reinstein, Tom Stocky, Just...
COST
2008
Springer
157views Multimedia» more  COST 2008»
8 years 12 months ago
Multimodal Human Machine Interactions in Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual worlds are developing rapidly over the internet. They are visited by avatars and staffed with Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs). An avatar is a representation of a phys...
Gérard Chollet, Anna Esposito, Annie Gentes...
ACMIDC
2010
8 years 12 months ago
A collaborative approach to the design and evaluation of an interactive learning tool for children with special educational need
We have developed an educational software tool (Aprendiendo) to reinforce the learning process of children with special educational needs. This tool makes use of a variety of inte...
Beatriz López-Mencía, David Dí...
ATAL
2008
Springer
9 years 3 days ago
Emotional reading of medical texts using conversational agents
In this paper, we present a prototype that helps visualizing the relative importance of sentences extracted from medical texts using Embodied Conversational Agents (ECA). We propo...
Gersende Georg, Catherine Pelachaud, Marc Cavazza
ATAL
2008
Springer
9 years 3 days ago
A 'companion' ECA with planning and activity modelling
In this paper, we describe the development of an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) implementing the concept of a companion, i.e. an agent supporting the persistent representatio...
Marc Cavazza, Cameron Smith, Daniel Charlton, Li Z...
CGI
2004
IEEE
9 years 1 months ago
Combination of Facial Movements on a 3D Talking Head
Facial movements play an important role in interpreting spoken conversations and emotions. There are several types of movements, such as conversational signals, emotion displays, ...
The Duy Bui, Dirk Heylen, Anton Nijholt
DPPI
2007
ACM
9 years 2 months ago
My agent as myself or another: effects on credibility and listening to advice
Abstract. People consider other people who resemble them to be more persuasive. Users may consider embodied conversational agents, or ECAs, to be more persuasive if the agents rese...
Ian Li, Jodi Forlizzi, Anind K. Dey, Sara B. Kiesl...
ACMACE
2007
ACM
9 years 2 months ago
An experimental setting to measure contextual perception of embodied conversational agents
We introduce an experimental setting to observe and measure the perception of facial expression performed by embodied conversational agents (ECAs). The experimental set-up enables...
Michael Lankes, Regina Bernhaupt, Manfred Tschelig...
GW
2003
Springer
137views Biometrics» more  GW 2003»
9 years 3 months ago
Gestural Mind Markers in ECAs
We aim at creating Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) able to communicate multimodally with a user or with other ECAs. In this paper we focus on the Gestural Mind Markers, that ...
Isabella Poggi, Catherine Pelachaud, Emanuela Magn...
ATAL
2003
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Can software agents influence human relations?: balance theory in agent-mediated communities
We sought to create a social embodied conversational agent to support group interactions, using ‘balance theory’ from social science research on human-human relations. We cond...
Hideyuki Nakanishi, Satoshi Nakazawa, Toru Ishida,...
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