Pedagogical Soap

Socially Intelligent Agents for Interactive Drama
  • Stacy C. Marsella
Part of the Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations book series (MASA, volume 3)

Abstract

Interactive Pedagogical Dramas (IPD) are compelling stories that have didactic purpose. Autonomous agents realize the characters in these dramas, with roles that require them to interact with a depth and subtlety consistent with human behavior in difficult, stressful situations. To address this challenge, the agent design is based on psychological research on human emotion and behavior. We discuss our first IPD, Carmen’s Bright IDEAS, an interactive drama designed to improve the social problem solving skills of mothers of pediatric cancer patients.

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Depression Beach Lester 

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