Ada and grace: Toward realistic and engaging virtual museum guides

William Swartout, David Traum, Ron Artstein, Dan Noren, Paul Debevec, Kerry Bronnenkant, Josh Williams, Anton Leuski, Shrikanth Narayanan, Diane Piepol, Chad Lane, Jacquelyn Morie, Priti Aggarwal, Matt Liewer, Jen Yuan Chiang, Jillian Gerten, Selina Chu, Kyle White

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Abstract

To increase the interest and engagement of middle school students in science and technology, the InterFaces project has created virtual museum guides that are in use at the Museum of Science, Boston. The characters use natural language interaction and have near photoreal appearance to increase and presents reports from museum staff on visitor reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents - 10th International Conference, IVA 2010, Proceedings
Pages286-300
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2010 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2010Sep 22 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6356 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period9/20/109/22/10

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Keywords

  • STEM
  • informal science education
  • natural language interaction
  • photoreal characters
  • virtual human applications
  • virtual museum guides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Swartout, W., Traum, D., Artstein, R., Noren, D., Debevec, P., Bronnenkant, K., Williams, J., Leuski, A., Narayanan, S., Piepol, D., Lane, C., Morie, J., Aggarwal, P., Liewer, M., Chiang, J. Y., Gerten, J., Chu, S., & White, K. (2010). Ada and grace: Toward realistic and engaging virtual museum guides. In Intelligent Virtual Agents - 10th International Conference, IVA 2010, Proceedings (pp. 286-300). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6356 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15892-6_30