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Modeling embodied feedback with virtual humans
Dep. of Linguistics, Göteborg University, Box 200, Göteborg SE-40530, Sweden.
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2008 (English)In: Modeling communication with robots and virtual humans : second ZiF Research Group International Workshop on Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines, Bielefeld, Germany, April 5-8, 2006 ; revised selected papers / [ed] Ipke Wachsmuth, Günther Knoblich, Berlin: Springer, 2008, Vol. 4930 LNAI, p. 18-37Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In natural communication, both speakers and listeners are active most of the time. While a speaker contributes new information, a listener gives feedback by producing unobtrusive (usually short) vocal or non-vocal bodily expressions to indicate whether he/she is able and willing to communicate, perceive, and understand the information, and what emotions and attitudes are triggered by this information. The simulation of feedback behavior for artificial conversational agents poses big challenges such as the concurrent and integrated perception and production of multi-modal and multi-functional expressions. We present an approach on modeling feedback for and with virtual humans, based on an approach to study "embodied feedback" as a special case of a more general theoretical account of embodied communication. A realization of this approach with the virtual human Max is described and results are presented. ©2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Berlin: Springer, 2008. Vol. 4930 LNAI, p. 18-37
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Lecture notes in computer science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 4930
Keywords [en]
Feedback; Human computer interaction; Modal analysis; Virtual reality, Embodied Conversational Agent; Integrated perception; Virtual Humans, Communication systems
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Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24933DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-79037-2_2Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-41349088274ISBN: 9783540790365 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24933DiVA, id: diva2:754552
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2nd ZiF Research Group International Workshop on Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines: Modeling Communication with Robots and Virtual Humans; Bielefeld; Germany; 5 April 2006 through 4 August 2006
Available from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-10-10 Last updated: 2014-10-10Bibliographically approved

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