Virtual Meeting Rooms: From Observation to Simulation

Dennis Reidsma, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, R.J. Rienks, Ronald Walter Poppe, Antinus Nijholt, Dirk K.J. Heylen, Jakob Zwiers

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    Abstract

    Virtual meeting rooms are used for simulation of real meeting behavior and can show how people behave, how they gesture, move their heads, bodies, their gaze behavior during conversations. They are used for visualising models of meeting behavior, and they can be used for the evaluation of these models. They are also used to show the effects of controlling certain parameters on the behavior and in experiments to see what the effect is on communication when various channels of information - speech, gaze, gesture, posture - are switched off or manipulated in other ways. The paper presents the various stages in the development of a virtual meeting room as well and illustrates its uses by presenting some results of experiments to see whether human judges can induce conversational roles in a virtual meeting situation when they only see the head movements of participants in the meeting.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings Social Intelligence Design 2005
    EditorsR. Fruchter
    Place of PublicationStanford, CA, USA
    PublisherStanford University
    Pages-
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Keywords

    • EWI-1813
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • METIS-227359
    • IR-65555
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/506811

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