Multimodal agents for cooperative interaction
Embodied virtual agents offer the potential to interact with a computer in a more natural manner, similar to how we interact with other people. To reach this potential requires multimodal interaction, including both speech and gesture. This project builds on earlier work at Colorado State University and Brandeis University on just such a multimodal system, referred to as Diana. I designed and developed a new software architecture to directly address some of the difficulties of the earlier system, particularly with regard to asynchronous communication, e.g., interrupting the agent after it has ...
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