Towards Adaptive, Interactive Virtual Humans in Sigma

August 27, 2015 | Delft, Netherlands

Speaker: Volkan Ustun
Host: Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2015)

Sigma is a nascent cognitive architecture/system that combines concepts from graphical models with traditional symbolic architectures. Here an initial Sigma
-based virtual human (VH) is introduced that combines probabilistic reasoning, rule-based decision-making, Theory of Mind, Simultaneous Local ization and Mapping and reinforcement learning in a unified manner. This non-modular unification of diverse cognitive, robotic and VH capabilities provides an important first step
towards fully adaptive and interactive VHsin Sigma.