We present work on Obie, an embodied conversational agent framework. An embodied conversational agent, or talking head, consists of three main components. The graphical part consists of a face model and a facial muscle model. Besides the graphical part, we have implemented an emotion model and a mapping from emotions to facial expressions. The animation part of the framework focuses on the combination of different facial movements temporally. In this paper we propose a scheme of combining facial movements on a 3D talking head.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings Measuring Behavior 2005, 5th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Wageningen|
|Editors||L.P.J.J. Noldus, F Grieco, L.W.S. Loijens, P.H. Zimmerman|
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Publisher||Noldus Information Technology|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||5th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research 2005 - Wageningen International Conference Centre (WICC), Wageningen, Netherlands|
Duration: 30 Aug 2005 → 2 Sep 2005
Conference number: 5
|Conference||5th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research 2005|
|Abbreviated title||MB 2005|
|Period||30/08/05 → 2/09/05|
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Bui, T. D., Heylen, D. K. J., Nijholt, A., & Poel, M. (2005). On combining the facial movements of a talking head. In L. P. J. J. Noldus, F. Grieco, L. W. S. Loijens, & P. H. Zimmerman (Eds.), Proceedings Measuring Behavior 2005, 5th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Wageningen (pp. 19-22). Wageningen: Noldus Information Technology.