Marsella S.C., Carnicke S.M., Gratch J., Okhmatovskaia A., Rizzo A. (2006) An Exploration of Delsarte’s Structural Acting System. In: Gratch J., Young M., Aylett R., Ballin D., Olivier P. (eds) Intelligent Virtual Agents. IVA 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4133. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The designers of virtual agents often draw on a large research literature in psychology, linguistics and human ethology to design embodied agents that can interact with people. In this paper, we consider a structural acting system developed by Francois Delsarte as a possible resource in designing the nonverbal behavior of embodied agents. Using human subjects, we evaluate one component of the system, Delsarte’s Cube, that addresses the meaning of differing attitudes of the hand in gestures.
Virtual Human Nonverbal Behavior Acting Technique Delsarte