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<p>Interactive virtual worlds provide a powerful medium for entertainment and experiential learning. The goal of the Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRE) project is to enrich such virtual worlds with virtual humans-autonomous agents that support face-to-face interaction with people in these environments in a variety of roles. Although this task is daunting, the key building blocks are already in place. The MRE project involves an ambitious integration of core technologies centered on a common representation of task knowledge. An implemented virtual world and set of characters for an Army peacekeeping scenario illustrates the project's vision.</p>
emotions, intelligent agents, perception, spoken dialogue, virtual humans.
Jeff Rickel, Stacy Marcella, Jonathan Gratch, Randall Hill, David Traum, William Swartout, "Toward a New Generation of Virtual Humans for Interactive Experiences", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 17, no. , pp. 32-38, July/August 2002, doi:10.1109/MIS.2002.1024750
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