Jacob - an animated instruction agent for virtual reality

M.J. Evers, Antinus Nijholt

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    This paper gives an overview of the Jacob project. This project in-volves the construction of a 3D virtual environment where an animated human-like agent called Jacob gives instruction to the user. The project investigates virtual reality techniques and focuses on three issues: the software engineering aspects of building a virtual reality system, the integration of natural language interaction and other interaction modalities, and the use of agent technology. The Jacob agent complies with the H-Anim standard. It has been given a task model and an instruction model in order to teach the user a particular task. The results of the project can be generalised so that the agent can be used to instruct other tasks in other virtual environments.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings Third International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
    EditorsT. Tan, Y. Shi, W. Gao
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)3-540-41180-1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2000
    Event3rd International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI 2000 - Beijing, China
    Duration: 14 Oct 200016 Oct 2000
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    Conference3rd International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI 2000
    Abbreviated titleICMI


    • IR-59901
    • EWI-9823
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • METIS-119722

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