Simulation of conversational groups of virtual agents expressing interpersonal attitudes

The system presented in the following video is aimed at simulating conversational groups by virtual agents. Each agent is endowed with a computational model that allows it to modulate its nonverbal behaviors (orientation of the body, distance with other agents, gaze, facial expression and gestures) and to adapt its turn-taking strategies depending on the attitudes it expresses towards the others in real time. This allows for the generation of various conversational styles supporting the various roles the agents may have in the group (e.g. leader or friend).


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