All Together Now: Introducing the Virtual Human Toolkit (bibtex)
by Arno Hartholt, David Traum, Stacy C. Marsella, Ari Shapiro, Giota Stratou, Anton Leuski, Louis-Philippe Morency, Jonathan Gratch
Abstract:
While virtual humans are proven tools for training, education and re- search, they are far from realizing their full potential. Advances are needed in indi- vidual capabilities, such as character animation and speech synthesis, but perhaps more importantly, fundamental questions remain as to how best to integrate these capabilities into a single framework that allows us to efficiently create characters that can engage users in meaningful and realistic social interactions. This integration re- quires in-depth, inter-disciplinary understanding few individuals, or even teams of individuals, possess. We help address this challenge by introducing the ICT Virtual Human Toolkit1, which offers a flexible framework for exploring a variety of differ- ent types of virtual human systems, from virtual listeners and question-answering characters to virtual role-players. We show that due to its modularity, the Toolkit allows researchers to mix and match provided capabilities with their own, lowering the barrier of entry to this multi-disciplinary research challenge.
Reference:
All Together Now: Introducing the Virtual Human Toolkit (Arno Hartholt, David Traum, Stacy C. Marsella, Ari Shapiro, Giota Stratou, Anton Leuski, Louis-Philippe Morency, Jonathan Gratch), In 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2013.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{hartholt_all_2013,
	address = {Edinburgh, UK},
	title = {All {Together} {Now}: {Introducing} the {Virtual} {Human} {Toolkit}},
	url = {http://ict.usc.edu/pubs/All%20Together%20Now.pdf},
	abstract = {While virtual humans are proven tools for training, education and re- search, they are far from realizing their full potential. Advances are needed in indi- vidual capabilities, such as character animation and speech synthesis, but perhaps more importantly, fundamental questions remain as to how best to integrate these capabilities into a single framework that allows us to efficiently create characters that can engage users in meaningful and realistic social interactions. This integration re- quires in-depth, inter-disciplinary understanding few individuals, or even teams of individuals, possess. We help address this challenge by introducing the ICT Virtual Human Toolkit1, which offers a flexible framework for exploring a variety of differ- ent types of virtual human systems, from virtual listeners and question-answering characters to virtual role-players. We show that due to its modularity, the Toolkit allows researchers to mix and match provided capabilities with their own, lowering the barrier of entry to this multi-disciplinary research challenge.},
	booktitle = {13th {International} {Conference} on {Intelligent} {Virtual} {Agents}},
	author = {Hartholt, Arno and Traum, David and Marsella, Stacy C. and Shapiro, Ari and Stratou, Giota and Leuski, Anton and Morency, Louis-Philippe and Gratch, Jonathan},
	month = aug,
	year = {2013},
	keywords = {UARC, Virtual Humans}
}
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