Virtual StoryTelling: A Methodology for Developing Believable Communication Skills in Virtual Actors

  • Sandrine Darcy
  • Julie Dudgdale
  • Mehdi El Jed
  • Nico Pallamin
  • Bernard Pavard
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2897)

Abstract

Until recently virtual applications rarely incorporated any deep social, cultural or emotional capabilities exhibited in normal human interaction. In this paper, we present a methodology to develop virtual actors with believable communications skills who may provide a sufficient feeling of immersion to reproduce an efficient simulation of human activities. We focus on the relationship between gestures and verbal activities during communicative acts. We will show that an approach based on video analysis is valuable for the design of a system allowing realistic interactions between the avatars and/or the avatars and the environment. Although the analysis is still in progress, we present some preliminary results from our experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandrine Darcy
    • 1
  • Julie Dudgdale
    • 1
  • Mehdi El Jed
    • 1
  • Nico Pallamin
    • 1
  • Bernard Pavard
    • 1
  1. 1.UPS-IRIT-GRICGroupe de Recherche en Ingénierie CognitiveToulouse Cedex

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