Issue No. 04 - July/August (2000 vol. 20)
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In our society, people make presentations to inform, teach, motivate, and persuade others. Appropriate gestures effectively enhance the expressiveness and believability of such presentations. Likewise, a virtual human agent who adequately performs gestures during presentations can inform us effectively and serve as an interface agent mediating communication between user and computer. We created a virtual human presenter who accepts speech texts with embedded commands as inputs. The presenter acts in real-time 3D animation synchronized with speech for more effective communication.
T. Noma, L. Zhao and N. I. Badler, "Design of a Virtual Human Presenter," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 20, no. , pp. 79-85, 2000.