Dynamic Movement and Positioning of Embodied Agents in Multiparty Conversations (bibtex)
by Jan, Dusan and Traum, David
Abstract:
For embodied agents to engage in realistic multiparty conversation, they must stand in appropriate places with respect to other agents and the environment. When these factors change, for example when an agent joins a conversation, the agents must dynamically move to a new location and/or orientation to accommodate. This paper presents an algorithm for simulating the movement of agents based on observed human behavior using techniques developed for pedestrian movement in crowd simulations. We extend a previous group conversation simulation to include an agent motion algorithm. We examine several test cases and show how the simulation generates results that mirror real-life conversation settings.
Reference:
Dynamic Movement and Positioning of Embodied Agents in Multiparty Conversations (Jan, Dusan and Traum, David), In ACL 2007 Workshop on Embodied Language Processing, 2007.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{jan_dynamic_2007,
	address = {Prague, Czech Republic},
	title = {Dynamic {Movement} and {Positioning} of {Embodied} {Agents} in {Multiparty} {Conversations}},
	url = {http://ict.usc.edu/pubs/Dynamic%20Movement%20and%20Positioning%20of%20Embodied%20Agents%20in%20Multiparty%20%20Conversations.pdf},
	abstract = {For embodied agents to engage in realistic multiparty conversation, they must stand in appropriate places with respect to other agents and the environment. When these factors change, for example when an agent joins a conversation, the agents must dynamically move to a new location and/or orientation to accommodate. This paper presents an algorithm for simulating the movement of agents based on observed human behavior using techniques developed for pedestrian movement in crowd simulations. We extend a previous group conversation simulation to include an agent motion algorithm. We examine several test cases and show how the simulation generates results that mirror real-life conversation settings.},
	booktitle = {{ACL} 2007 {Workshop} on {Embodied} {Language} {Processing}},
	author = {Jan, Dusan and Traum, David},
	month = jun,
	year = {2007},
	keywords = {Virtual Humans}
}
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