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
    EventSID 2003, Surrey, UK: Proceedings Social Intelligence Design (SID 2003) -
    Duration: 6 Jul 20038 Jul 2003

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    PublisherRoyal Holloway University of London


    ConferenceSID 2003, Surrey, UK


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

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