© 2008

New Advances in Virtual Humans

Artificial Intelligence Environment

  • Editors
  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
  • Nikhil Ichalkaranje

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 140)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann
    Pages 1-41
  3. Zerrin Kasap, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    Pages 43-84
  4. Rui Prada, Ana Paiva
    Pages 113-132
  5. Celso M. de Melo, Ana Paiva
    Pages 133-151
  6. Lee McCauley, Sidney D’Mello, Loel Kim, Melanie Polkosky
    Pages 153-176
  7. Back Matter

About this book


In this book, various aspects of cognitive and emotional behaviour is described. In chapter one, a state of the art introduction to VH is presented and the associated research is given. In Chapter 2, cognitive and emotions processes are described. A Comprehensive context model for multi-party interactions with the VH is given in the next chapter. Finally, it is very important to model the socializing of groups of virtual humans. This is discussed in Chapter 4. The automatic modelling of expressions for VH is described in Chapter 5. The last chapter gives a case study of an intelligent kios avatar and its usability.

This book gives examples of some advances that enable VH to behave intelligently. It provides an overview of these research problems and some unsolved problems.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Advances in Virtual Humans
  • Book Subtitle Artificial Intelligence Environment
  • Editors Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    N. Ichalkaranje
  • Series Title Studies in Computational Intelligence
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-79867-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-09862-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-79868-2
  • Series ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-9503
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 180
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    Mathematical and Computational Engineering
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