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By H. C. van Vugt, E. A. Konijn, J. F. Hoorn, J. Veldhuis (auth.), Jonathan Gratch, Michael Young, Ruth Aylett, Daniel Ballin, Patrick Olivier (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3540375937

ISBN-13: 9783540375937

The foundation of the clever digital brokers convention dates from a profitable workshop on clever digital Environments held in Brighton, united kingdom on the thirteenth eu convention on Arti?cial Intelligence (ECAI’98). This workshop was once by means of a moment one held in Salford in Manchester, united kingdom in 1999.Subsequent occasions came about in Madrid, Spain in 2001, Isree, Germany in 2003 and Kos, Greece in 2005. beginning in 2006, clever digital brokers moved from being a biennial to an annual occasion and have become a whole ?edged foreign convention, hosted in California. This quantity includes the complaints of the sixth foreign convention on clever digital brokers, IVA 2006, held in Marina del Rey, California, united states from August 21–23.For the second one 12 months in a row,IVA additionally hosted the collection of lively life like brokers (GALA 2006), an annual competition to show off the most recent lively reasonable brokers created by means of college scholars and educational or commercial study teams. IVA 2006 bought seventy three submissions from Europe, the AmericasandAsia.Thepaperspublishedherearethe24fullpapersand11short papers offered on the convention, in addition to one-page descriptions of posters and the featured invited talks through Brian Parkinson of Oxford collage, Rod Humble of digital Arts, and Michael Mateas of the college of California, Santa Cruz and Andrew Stern of Procedural Arts.

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After segmentation, an inverse model is applied to each segment in order to calculate the parameters needed to produce it by a guiding stroke. To this end, the equations for trajectory formation (see [9]) are applied in inverse direction. A new edge is formed from the resultant guiding stroke and added to the arm motor command graph, leading from the currently active node to a newly inserted node that corresponds to the end state of this segment. After adding the new edge and the new node to the graph, the new motor command is executed to move the imitator's wrist into the new position, whose corresponding node now becomes the active node.

We hope to supplement our other findings by this self-reported sense of rapport. H3: When interacting with a responsive agent people will indicate feelings of rapport in verbal self-reports. Experimental Setup In evaluating the system we adapt the “McNeill lab” paradigm (McNeill 1992) for studying gesture research. In this research, one participant, the Speaker, has previously observed some incident, and describes it to another participant, the Listener. Here, we replace the Listener with the RAPPORT AGENT system.

In addition, imitative behaviors such as mimicking gestures were suspected to gain knowledge about the intentions of conversational partners [4]. One central mechanism that seems to underlie imitative behavior is the selective influencing of the motor system by the perceptual system. These links open the possibility to equate an observed action with one’s own actions through an implicit form of simulating them in the motor system. With the finding of ‘mirror regions’ with neurons that respond to both self-generated actions and the actions of others [8], J.

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Intelligent Virtual Agents: 6th International Conference, IVA 2006, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA, August 21-23, 2006. Proceedings by H. C. van Vugt, E. A. Konijn, J. F. Hoorn, J. Veldhuis (auth.), Jonathan Gratch, Michael Young, Ruth Aylett, Daniel Ballin, Patrick Olivier (eds.)


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