Creating Interactive Virtual Humans: Some Assembly Required

Jonathan Gratch, Jeff Rickel, Elisabeth Andr\'{e}, Justine Cassell, Eric Petajan and Norman Badler

"IEEE Intelligent Systems", Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 54 - 63

Verlag: IEEE Educational Activities Department



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.