Interacting with emotional virtual agents

Elisabetta Bevacqua, Florian Eyben, Dirk K.J. Heylen, Mark ter Maat, Sathish Pammi, Catherine Pelachaud, Marc Schröder, Björn Schuller, Etienne de Sevin, Martin Wöllmer

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    Abstract

    Sensitive Artificial Listener (SAL) is a multimodal dialogue system which allows users to interact with virtual agents. Four characters with different emotional traits engage users is emotionally coloured interactions. They not only encourage the users into talking but also try to drag them towards specific emotional states. Despite the agents very limited verbal understanding, they are able to react appropriately to the user’s non-verbal behaviour. The demonstrator shows an final version of the fully autonomous SAL system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2011
    EditorsA. Camurri, C. Costa
    Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages243-245
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30213-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2011 - Genova, Italy
    Duration: 25 May 201127 May 2011
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume78
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2011
    Abbreviated titleINTETAIN
    CountryItaly
    CityGenova
    Period25/05/1127/05/11

    Keywords

    • virtual agentsemotions
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • human-machine interaction
    • METIS-296341
    • emotional virtual agents
    • Embodied Conversational Agents
    • IR-84570
    • EWI-23145

    Cite this

    Bevacqua, E., Eyben, F., Heylen, D. K. J., ter Maat, M., Pammi, S., Pelachaud, C., ... Wöllmer, M. (2012). Interacting with emotional virtual agents. In A. Camurri, & C. Costa (Eds.), 4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2011 (pp. 243-245). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 78). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_31