Multimodal Distinctive Behavior for Expressive Embodied Conversational Agents

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Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Context Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) are a new kind of Human-Computer Interface that are embodied and have conversational skills [24]. They exhibit a human-like aspect, in both appearance and behavior, capable of exhibiting conversational functions, emotional states, personality traits, etc. People in general tend to deal with computers as if they were humans, as stated by Reeves and Nass in their book “The Media Equation” [83]. ECAs promise to increase the quality of communication between humans and computers, as they are designed to communicate and interact in a human-like manner. The first systems implementing ECAs aimed solely at reproducing the basic skills of human-human conversation: ECAs had schematic bodies, exhibited monotonic speech, and produced few and simple gestures and facial expressions. In recent years, developers focused on refining ECAs by modeling key aspects of human-human interaction. Human communication involves verbal and nonverbal behaviors: the words we utter represent the verbal part of communication, while the nonverbal part is constituted 2

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Dipartimento: Ecole doctorale cognition, langage, interaction

Autore: Maurizio Mancini Contatta »

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