Non-instructional linguistic communication with virtual actors

Marc Cavazza, Fred Charles, Steven Mead

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We explore a new paradigm for natural language communication with autonomous agents. While the dominant paradigm is to use natural language instructions from which the agent behaviour is generated, we investigate how natural language input can influence a pre-existing plan-based behaviour, by interfering with the various types of sub-goals in such a plan. Using as a testbed a fully implemented interactive storytelling application based on virtual actors, we identify various forms of communicative actions and how these can influence actors behaviours. We report early results from the use of a speech processing system used within the storytelling application to influence the behaviour of the artificial actors
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobot and human interactive communication, proceedings
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event10th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication - Bordeaux-Paris, France
Duration: 18 Sept 200121 Sept 2001
Conference number: 10th


Conference10th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication

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