Trackside DEIRA: A Dynamic Engaging Intelligent Reporter Agent (full paper)
Knoppel, F. L. A. & Tigelaar, A. S. & Oude Bos, D. & Alofs, T. & Ruttkay, Z.
In Proceedings of AAMAS 2008, Estoril, Portugal (pp. 112-119).
DEIRA is a virtual agent commenting on virtual horse races in real time. DEIRA analyses the state of the race, acts emotionally and comments about the situation in a believable and engaging way, using synthesized speech and facial expressions. In this paper we discuss the challenges, explain the computational models for the cognitive, emotional and communicative behavior, and account on implementation and feedback from users.
Presented at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems on May 14th 2008 in Estoril, Portugal.