From the Editors of the Special Issue

Z.M. Ruttkay (Editor), Michael Kipp, M. Kipp (Editor), Antinus Nijholt (Editor), H.H. Vilhjálmsson (Editor), Högni Vilhjalmsson

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    Welcome to the special issue on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are interactive characters that – in spite of being merely 2D or 3D computer graphics models – exhibit humanlike qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such as speech and gesture. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition and action, allowing them to participate in a dynamic physical and social environment. IVAs are getting smarter in mind, smoother in behavior and more enjoyable by the year – yet there is still much work ahead of us to understand how we, the real people, operate in our every-day life, and how we can then develop IVAs that perform comparably well in their human-like jobs.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)489-493
    Number of pages5
    JournalApplied artificial intelligence
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010


    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • Speech synthesis
    • EWI-18112
    • Behavior modelling
    • IR-72300
    • Gesture Generation
    • Intelligent virtual agents
    • Embodied Conversational Agents
    • Non-verbal communication
    • METIS-270900
    • Animation

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