Designing friends

Dirk K.J. Heylen, Antinus Nijholt, B. Stronks, P.E. van der Vet

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    Embodied Conversational Agents are virtual humans that can interact with humans using verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. In most cases, they have been designed for short interactions. This paper asks the question how one would start to design synthetic characters that can become your friends. We look at insights from social psychology and propose a methodology for designing friends.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings Social Intelligence Design (SID 2003)
    EditorsD. Rosenberg
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoyal Holloway University of London
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2003

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    PublisherRoyal Holloway University of London


    • METIS-217371
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • EWI-9970
    • IR-67147

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    Heylen, D. K. J., Nijholt, A., Stronks, B., & van der Vet, P. E. (2003). Designing friends. In D. Rosenberg (Ed.), Proceedings Social Intelligence Design (SID 2003) (pp. -). London: Royal Holloway University of London.