Commerce and Entertainment in the Twente Virtual Theatre Environment

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    In this paper we discuss research on a virtual theatre environment. The theatre has been built using VRML and therefore it can be accessed through World Wide Web. In the environment we employ several agents. The theatre allows navigation input through keyboard function keys and mouse, but there is also a navigation agent which tries to understand keyboard natural language input and spoken commands. Feedback of the system is given using speech synthesis. We also have Karen, an information agent which allows a natural language dialogue with the user with the help of, among others, text-tospeech synthesis and a talking face. We discuss how this particular environment can be seen as an environment for commerce and entertainment and we discuss further requirements that should be fulfilled by our agents in order to obtain a ‘believable’ environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2nd Brazilian Workshop on Virtual Reality - WRV'99, Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationMarília, SP, Brazil, November 18-20, 1999
    EditorsC. Kirner, T.G. Kirner
    Place of PublicationMarília, São Paulo, Brazil
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999
    Event2nd Brasilian Workshop on Virtual Reality, WRV 1999 - Marilia, São Paulo, Brazil
    Duration: 18 Nov 199920 Nov 1999
    Conference number: 2


    Workshop2nd Brasilian Workshop on Virtual Reality, WRV 1999
    Abbreviated titleWRV
    CityMarilia, São Paulo


    • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics
    • Virtual Reality (VR)
    • Multi-modal interaction
    • Agent technology


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