Search for dissertations about: "animated agents"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words animated agents.

  1. 1. Developing Multimodal Spoken Dialogue Systems : Empirical Studies of Spoken Human–Computer Interaction

    Author : Joakim Gustafson; KTH; []
    Keywords : Spoken dialogue system; multimodal; speech; GUI; animated agents; embodied conversational characters; talking heads; empirical user studies; speech corpora; system evaluation; system development; Wizard of Oz simulations; system architecture; linguis; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : This thesis presents work done during the last ten years on developing five multimodal spoken dialogue systems, and the empirical user studies that have been conducted with them. The dialogue systems have been multimodal, giving information both verbally with animated talking characters and graphically on maps and in text tables. READ MORE

  2. 2. Concurrent comics : programming of social agents by children

    Author : Mikael Kindborg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Computer science; Datavetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a study of how the visual language of comics can be used for programming of social agents. Social agents are interactive and animated characters that can express emotions and behaviours in relation to other agents. Such agents could be programmed by children to create learning games and simulations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Bringing the avatar to life : Studies and developments in facial communication for virtual agents and robots

    Author : Samer Al Moubayed; Jonas Beskow; Stefan Kopp; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Avatar; Speech Communication; Facial animation; Nonverbal; Social; Robot; Human-like; Face-to-face; Prosody; Pitch; Prominence; Furhat; Gaze; Head-pose; Dialogue; Interaction; Multimodal; Multiparty; SRA - ICT; SRA - Informations- och kommunikationsteknik;

    Abstract : The work presented in this thesis comes in pursuit of the ultimate goal of building spoken and embodied human-like interfaces that are able to interact with humans under human terms. Such interfaces need to employ the subtle, rich and multidimensional signals of communicative and social value that complement the stream of words – signals humans typically use when interacting with each other. READ MORE

  4. 4. Social causality in motion : Visual bias and categorization of social interactions during the observation of chasing in infancy

    Author : Martyna A. Galazka; Pär Nyström; Gustaf Gredebäck; Moritz Daum; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; social causality; motion; animacy perception; chasing goal-directed motion; heat-seeking; EEG; P400; Nc; spatial proximity; non-contact causality; functional specialization; specialized perception; evolution; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Since the seminal work of Fritz Heider and Marienne Simmel (1944) the study of animacy perception, or the perception and attribution of life from the motion of simple geometrical shapes has intrigued researchers. The intrigue for psychologists and vision scientists then and today centered on the stark disconnect between the simplicity of the visual input and the universal richness of the resulting percept. READ MORE