ICT Virtual Museum Guides Featured in the Sacramento Bee

Published: December 13, 2010
Category: News

The Sacramento Bee featured Ada and Grace, two virtual humans ICT created in collaboration with the Boston Museum of Science. The characters were based on real life model Bianca Rodriguez, who focus groups selected to be the face of the virtual characters. “To be successful, the virtual character needs to appeal to wide audiences,” said William Swartout, ICT’s director of technology. The story noted that the process of turning Rodriguez into a virtual human began with a photo session in the ICT Graphic Lab’s Light Stage. The characters are now based at the Boston museum where they answer visitor questions.
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