A Model for Personality and Emotion Simulation

  • Arjan Egges
  • Sumedha Kshirsagar
  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2773)


This paper describes a generic model for personality, mood and emotion simulation for conversational virtual humans. We present a generic model for describing and updating the parameters related to emotional behaviour. Also, this paper explores how existing theories for appraisal can be integrated into the framework. Finally we describe a prototype system that uses the described models in combination with a dialogue system and a talking head with synchronised speech and facial expressions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arjan Egges
    • 1
  • Sumedha Kshirsagar
    • 1
  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  1. 1.MIRALab – University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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