An agent-based virtual theatre community


Nijholt, A. (1999) An agent-based virtual theatre community. In: Local Nets: International Workshop on Community-based Interactive Systems, 20 October 1999, Siena, Italy (pp. pp. 116-133).

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Abstract:We discuss our research on designing, implementing
and using a virtual (VRML) environment where visitors
of the main local theatres in our city can get
information about performances and performing artists.
Presently visitors can talk to theatre employees (agents)
in order to obtain this information and they can get help
from a navigation agent in order to explore visualized
information (the theatre building, seats that are
available, previews of performances). The virtual
environment has a multi-agent platform for defining
communicating agents and the interaction is multimodal
(keyboard natural language, speech synthesis
and recognition, menu items, clickable objects).
Current and future research aims at extending this
environment to a multi-user environment where users
can discuss performances, advise others and can
employ multi-media retrieval tools. We shortly survey
more fundamental research (done by ourselves and
others) that is needed to realize this environment. In
particular we look at communication with and between
(embodied) agents (representing both users and theatre
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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