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IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
Dimensional Emotion Prediction from Spontaneous Head Gestures for Interaction with Sensitive Artificial Listeners
This paper focuses on dimensional prediction of emotions from spontaneous conversational head gestures. It maps the amount and direction of head motion, and occurrences of head nod...
Hatice Gunes, Maja Pantic
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
How Turn-Taking Strategies Influence Users' Impressions of an Agent
Abstract. Different turn-taking strategies of an agent influence the impression that people have of it. We recorded conversations of a human with an interviewing agent, controlled ...
Mark ter Maat, Khiet P. Truong, Dirk Heylen
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
Evaluating the Effect of Gesture and Language on Personality Perception in Conversational Agents
A significant goal in multi-modal virtual agent research is to determine how to vary expressive qualities of a character so that it is perceived in a desired way. The "Big Fiv...
Michael Neff, Yingying Wang, Rob Abbott, Marilyn A...
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
Expression of Behaviors in Assistant Agents as Influences on Rational Execution of Plans
Assistant Agents help ordinary people about computer tasks, in many ways, thanks to their rational reasoning capabilities about the current model of the world. However they face st...
Jean-Paul Sansonnet, François Bouchet
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
"Why Can't We Be Friends?" An Empathic Game Companion for Long-Term Interaction
The ability of artificial companions (virtual agents or robots) to establish meaningful relationships with users is still limited. In humans, a key aspect of such ability is empath...
Iolanda Leite, Samuel Mascarenhas, André Pe...
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
MAY: My Memories Are Yours
Abstract. In human relations engagement and continuous communication is promoted by the process of sharing experiences. This type of social behaviour plays an important role in the...
Joana Campos, Ana Paiva
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
Multimodal Backchannels for Embodied Conversational Agents
One of the most desirable characteristics of an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) is the capability of interacting with users in a human-like manner. While listening to a user, a...
Elisabetta Bevacqua, Sathish Pammi, Sylwia Julia H...
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
An Intelligent Virtual Agent to Increase Involvement in Financial Services
In order to enhance user involvement in financial services, this paper proposes to combine the idea of adaptive personalisation with intelligent virtual agents. To this end, a comp...
Tibor Bosse, Ghazanfar F. Siddiqui, Jan Treur
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
Realizing Multimodal Behavior - Closing the Gap between Behavior Planning and Embodied Agent Presentation
Abstract. Generating coordinated multimodal behavior for an embodied agent (speech, gesture, facial expression. . . ) is challenging. It requires a high degree of animation control...
Michael Kipp, Alexis Heloir, Marc Schröder, P...
IVA
2010
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
Speed Dating with an Affective Virtual Agent - Developing a Testbed for Emotion Models
In earlier studies, user involvement with an embodied software agent and willingness to use that agent were partially determined by the aesthetics of the design and the moral fiber...
Matthijs Pontier, Ghazanfar F. Siddiqui, Johan F. ...
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