Departmental Papers (CIS)

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July 2002

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Journal Article


Copyright © 2002 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Intelligent Systems, Volume 17, Issue 4, July-August 2002, pages 54-63.
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Discusses some of the key issues that must be addressed in creating virtual humans, or androids. As a first step, we overview the issues and available tools in three key areas of virtual human research: face-to-face conversation, emotions and personality, and human figure animation. Assembling a virtual human is still a daunting task, but the building blocks are getting bigger and better every day.



Date Posted: 29 October 2004

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