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Embodied Conversational Agent projects:

  • Current Work


    ECAs in computer and video games
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    Continuing research into and application of principles from social psychology that can be used to improve game characters. Reflected in a course taught at Rensselaer, and in a forthcoming book by Professor Isbister: Better Game Characters by Design: A Psychological Approach, to be released by Morgan Kaufman in fall, 2005.

  • Past Work


    2000-2004

    Design of ECAs for user training, web help and sales, evacuation training, and other application areas.


    1998-2000

    Exploration of cross-cultural applications for ECAs.
    Research conducted during a one-year postdoctoral position at NTT in Japan, examining potential applications of ECAs in assisting people from different cultures.
    1995-1998
    Examination of body language and cue consistency in ECAs. Study of the cues of intelligence and creation of an interactive self-portrait.