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A framework for human-like behavior in an immersive virtual world
Kuijk, Fons; Van Broeck, Sigurd; Dareau, Claude; Ravenet, Brian; Ochs, Magalie; Apostolakis, Konstantinos; Daras, Petros; Monaghan, David; O'Connor, Noel E.; Wall, Julie; Izquierdo, Ebroul
Just as readers feel immersed when the story-line adheres to their experiences, users will more easily feel immersed in a virtual environment if the behavior of the characters in that environment adheres to their expectations, based on their life-long observations in the real world. This paper introduces a framework that allows authors to establish natural, human-like behavior, physical interaction and emotional engagement of characters living in a virtual environment. Represented by realistic virtual characters, this framework allows people to feel immersed in an Internet based virtual world in which they can meet and share experiences in a natural way as they can meet and share experiences in real life. Rather than just being visualized in a 3D space, the virtual characters (autonomous agents as well as avatars representing users) in the immersive environment facilitate social interaction and multi-party collaboration, mixing virtual with real.
Keyword(s): Machine learning; Virtual reality; Artificial life; autonomous agent; avatar; collaboration; emotional engagement; humanoid; immersive; interaction; semi-autonomous avatar; tele-immersion
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Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Kuijk, Fons, Van Broeck, Sigurd, Dareau, Claude, Ravenet, Brian, Ochs, Magalie, Apostolakis, Konstantinos, Daras, Petros ORCID: 0000-0003-3814-6710 <>, Monaghan, David, O'Connor, Noel E. ORCID: 0000-0002-4033-9135 <>, Wall, Julie and Izquierdo, Ebroul ORCID: 0000-0002-7142-3970 <> (2013) A framework for human-like behavior in an immersive virtual world. In: DSP 2013 18th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, 1-3 Jul 2013, Santorini, Greece.
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