Abstract

We discuss our research on designing, implementing and using a virtual (VRML) environment where visitors of the main local theatres in our city can get information about performances and performing artists. Presently visitors can talk to theatre employees (agents) in order to obtain this information and they can get help from a navigation agent in order to explore visualized information (the theatre building, seats that are available, previews of performances). The virtual environment has a multi-agent platform for defining communicating agents and the interaction is multimodal (keyboard natural language, speech synthesis and recognition, menu items, clickable objects). Current and future research aims at extending this environment to a multi-user environment where users can discuss performances, advise others and can employ multi-media retrieval tools. We shortly survey more fundamental research (done by ourselves and others) that is needed to realize this environment. In particular we look at communication with and between (embodied) agents (representing both users and theatre employees).
Original languageUndefined
Pages116-133
Number of pages18
StatePublished - Oct 1999

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Seats
Speech recognition
Virtual reality
Navigation
Personnel
Communication

Keywords

  • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics
  • EWI-9754
  • virtual environments
  • IR-64011

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Stathis, K. (Editor); Nijholt, Antinus / An agent-based virtual theatre community.

1999. 116-133.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewPaper

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1999. 116-133.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewPaper

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