Cognitive Technologies

Life-Like Characters

Tools, Affective Functions, and Applications

Editors: Prendinger, Helmut, Ishizuka, Mitsuru (Eds.)

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About this book

Life-like characters is one of the most exciting technologies for human-computer interface applications today. They convincingly take the roles of virtual presenters, synthetic actors and sales personas, teammates and tutors. A common characteristic underlying their life-likeness or believability as virtual conversational partners is computational models that provide them with affective functions such as synthetic emotions and personalities and implement human interactive behavior. The wide dissemination of life-like characters in multimedia systems, however, will greatly depend on the availability of control languages and tools that facilitate scripting of intelligent conversational behaviour. This book presents the first comprehensive collection of the latest developments in scripting and representation languages for life-like characters, rounded off with an in-depth comparison and synopsis of the major approaches. Introducing toolkits for authoring animated characters further supports the ease of use of this new interface technology.

Life-like characters being a vibrant research area, various applications have been designed and implemented. This book offers coverage of the most successful and promising applications, ranging from product presentation and student training to knowledge integration and interactive gaming. It also discusses the key challenges in the area and provides design guidelines for employing life-like characters.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introducing the Cast for Social Computing: Life-Like Characters

    Prendinger, Helmut (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

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  • Representing and Parameterizing Agent Behaviors

    Allbeck, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

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  • Toward a Unified Scripting Language: Lessons Learned from Developing CML and AML

    Arafa, Yasmine (et al.)

    Pages 39-63

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  • APML, a Markup Language for Believable Behavior Generation

    Carolis, Berardina (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

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  • STEP: a Scripting Language for Embodied Agents

    Huang, Zhisheng (et al.)

    Pages 87-109

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eBook 130,89 €
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Hardcover 171,59 €
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Softcover 171,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life-Like Characters
Book Subtitle
Tools, Affective Functions, and Applications
Editors
  • Helmut Prendinger
  • Mitsuru Ishizuka
Series Title
Cognitive Technologies
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-08373-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-08373-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-00867-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05655-0
Series ISSN
1611-2482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 480
Topics