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Jonathan Gratch, Jeff Rickel, Elisabeth André, Justine Cassell, Eric Petajan , and Norman I. Badler, "Creating Interactive Virtual Humans: Some Assembly Required", . July 2002.
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
This document has been peer reviewed.