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An Incremental Multimodal Realizer for Behavior Co-Articulation and Coordination

  • Herwin van Welbergen
  • Dennis Reidsma
  • Stefan Kopp
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7502)

Abstract

Human conversations are highly dynamic, responsive interactions. To enter into flexible interactions with humans, a conversational agent must be capable of fluent incremental behavior generation. New utterance content must be integrated seamlessly with ongoing behavior, requiring dynamic application of co-articulation. The timing and shape of the agent’s behavior must be adapted on-the-fly to the interlocutor, resulting in natural interpersonal coordination. We present AsapRealizer, a BML 1.0 behavior realizer that achieves these capabilities by building upon, and extending, two state of the art existing realizers, as the result of a collaboration between two research groups.

Keywords

Interactional Coordination Virtual Human Subsiding State Conversational Agent Synchronization Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herwin van Welbergen
    • 1
  • Dennis Reidsma
    • 2
  • Stefan Kopp
    • 1
  1. 1.Sociable Agents Group, CITEC, Fac. of TechnologyBielefeld UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Human Media InteractionUniversity of TwenteThe Netherlands

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