Teaching Characters How to Use Body Language

Friedman, Doron and Gillies, Marco. 2005. 'Teaching Characters How to Use Body Language'. In: Intelligent Virtual Agents. Kos, Greece 12-14 September, 2005. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Non-verbal communication, or “body language”, is a critical component in constructing believable virtual characters. Most often, body language is implemented by a set of ad-hoc rules. We propose a new method for authors to specify and refine their character’s body-language responses. Using our method, the author watches the character acting in a situation, and provides simple feedback on-line. The character then learns to use its body language to maximize the rewards, based on a reinforcement learning algorithm.

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Published in 'Intelligent Virtual Agents, 5th International Working Conference', IVA 2005, Kos, Greece, September 12-14, 2005, Proceedings, Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science , Vol. 3661, Sublibrary: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Panayiotopoulos, T.; Gratch, J.; Aylett, R.; Ballin, D.; Olivier, P.; Rist, Th. (Eds.), 2005, XIII, 506 p., Softcover, ISBN: 978-3-540-28738-4
Online version available. DOI 10.1007/11550617_18

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Kos, Greece

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12-14 September, 2005

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26 Sep 2008 10:01

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20 Jun 2017 10:23



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