Virtual Humans Personified

Kshirsagar, S. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.

Abstract: The focus of the virtual human research has recently shifted from modeling and animation towards imparting personalities to virtual humans. The aim is to create virtual humans that can interact spontaneously using a natural language, emotions and gestures. In this paper we discus a system that allows the design of personality for emotional virtual human. We adopt the Five Factor Model (FFM) of personality from psychology studies. To realize the model, we use Bayesian Belief Network. We introduce a layered approach for modeling personality, moods and emotions. In order to demonstrate a virtual human with emotional personality, we explain how the model can be integrated with an appropriate dialogue system.

  booktitle = {Proceedings Autonomous Agents Conference (AAMAS) 2002},
  author = {Kshirsagar, S. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.},
  title = {Virtual Humans Personified},
  pages = {356-359},
  month = jul,
  year = {2002},
  topic = {Facial Animation}