Individualized Agent Interactions

  • Ionut Damian
  • Birgit Endrass
  • Peter Huber
  • Nikolaus Bee
  • Elisabeth André
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7060)

Abstract

Individualized virtual agents can enhance the user’s perception of a virtual scenario. However, most systems only provide customization for visual features of the characters. In this paper, we describe an approach to individualizing the non-verbal behavior of virtual agents. To this end, we present a software framework which is able to visualize individualized non-verbal behavior. For demonstration purposes, we designed four behavioral profiles that simulate prototypical behaviors for differences in personality and gender. These were then tested in an evaluation study.

Keywords

Agent Interaction Software Framework Virtual Agent Conversational Agent Interpersonal Distance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ionut Damian
    • 1
  • Birgit Endrass
    • 1
  • Peter Huber
    • 1
  • Nikolaus Bee
    • 1
  • Elisabeth André
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Centered Multimedia, Institute of Computer ScienceAugsburg UniversityAugsburgGermany

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