Jacob - An Animated Instruction Agent in Virtual Reality


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Evers, Marc and Nijholt, Anton (2000) Jacob - An Animated Instruction Agent in Virtual Reality. In: Third International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI, October 14–16, 2000, Beijing, China.

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Abstract:This paper gives an overview of the Jacob project. This project involves the construction of a 3D virtual environment where an animated humanlike agent called Jacob gives instruction to the user. The project investigates virtual reality techniques and focuses on three issues: the software engineering aspects of building a virtual reality system, the integration of natural language interaction and other interaction modalities, and the use of agent technology. The Jacob agent complies with the H-Anim standard. It has been given a task model and an instruction model in order to teach the user a particular task. The results of the project can be generalised so that the agent can be used to instruct other tasks in other virtual environments.
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Copyright:© 2000 Springer
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/59901
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-40063-X_69
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