Virtual Actors


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  • Digital character
  • Virtual actress

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See also:

100 Best Performance Capture VideosDigital Puppetry 2017 | eDrama (Virtual Drama) | Persona Management Software | Synthetic Humans 2017


The digital emily project: Achieving a photorealistic digital actor
O Alexander, M Rogers, W Lambeth… – IEEE Computer …, 2010 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
For more than three decades, computer graphics researchers have been working to create a photorealistic digital actor. In the Digital Emily project, Image Metrics and the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) animated a digital face …

Creating a photoreal digital actor: The digital emily project
O Alexander, M Rogers, W Lambeth… – … , 2009. CVMP’09 …, 2009 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
The Digital Emily Project is a collaboration between facial animation company Image Metrics and the Graphics Laboratory at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies to achieve one of the world’s first photorealistic digital facial performances …

The light stages and their applications to photoreal digital actors
P Debevec – SIGGRAPH Asia, 2012 – gl.ict.usc.edu
Abstract The Light Stage systems built at UC Berkeley and USC ICT have enabled a variety of facial scanning and reflectance measurement techniques that have been explored in several research papers and used in various commercial applications. This short paper …

Populating VBS2 with realistic virtual actors
R Evertsz, M Pedrotti, P Busetta, H Acar… – Proceedings of the 18th …, 2009 – ritter.ist.psu.edu
Synthetic environments, particularly those that are built upon video games engines, offer impressive photo-realistic rendering of 3D environments. In parallel, human behaviour representations are becoming increasingly rich, building upon results from the cognitive and …

Orleans: Distributed virtual actors for programmability and scalability
PA Bernstein, S Bykov, A Geller, G Kliot… – MSR-TR-2014 …, 2014 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
High-scale interactive services demand high throughput with low latency and high availability, difficult goals to meet with the traditional stateless 3-tier architecture. The actor model makes it natural to build a stateful middle tier and achieve the required performance …

Learning science in a virtual reality application: The impacts of animated-virtual actors’ visual complexity
I Kartiko, M Kavakli, K Cheng – Computers & Education, 2010 – Elsevier
As the technology in computer graphics advances, Animated-Virtual Actors (AVAs) in Virtual Reality (VR) applications become increasingly rich and complex. Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (CTML) suggests that complex visual materials could hinder novice …

Autonomous digital actors
K Perlin, G Seidman – International Workshop on Motion in Games, 2008 – Springer
Abstract Using Procedural Animation techniques, Autonomous Digital Actors can be created that can take blocking and emotive direction to act out scenes without the use of linear or motion captured animation. We describe the high level architecture of our research that …

Differential reactions of virtual actors and observers to the triggering and interruption of psychological momentum
W Briki, J Doron, KD Markman, RJR Den Hartigh… – Motivation and …, 2014 – Springer
The present study compared virtual actors’ and observers’ perceptions of positive and negative psychological momentum (PM) and their responses to sudden interruptions of momentum. Participants with experience playing competitive table tennis imagined that they …

Digital ira and beyond: creating real-time photoreal digital actors
J von der Pahlen, J Jimenez, E Danvoye… – ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 …, 2014 – dl.acm.org
Note: OCR errors may be found in this Reference List extracted from the full text article. ACM has opted to expose the complete List rather than only correct and linked references … Ekman, P., and Friesen, W. 1978. Facial Action Coding System: A Technique for the Measurement …

Motion capture for realtime control of virtual actors in live, distributed, theatrical performances
J Geigel, M Schweppe – … and Workshops (FG 2011), 2011 IEEE …, 2011 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
In this paper, we explore the use of motion capture for controlling virtual actors in a theatrical performance. We present a general and flexible framework for achieving such control and provide examples of the application of the framework based on our work in virtual theatre …

CREACTOR–an authoring framework for virtual actors
IA Iurgel, RE da Silva, PR Ribeiro, AB Soares… – … Workshop on Intelligent …, 2009 – Springer
We present ongoing work on CREACTOR, a research oriented authoring system for virtual actors. CREACTOR will provide a framework for experimenting with different authoring processes and AI-technologies. The main goal is the creation of virtual actors that can be …

Developing cloud services using the orleans virtual actor model
PA Bernstein, S Bykov – IEEE Internet Computing, 2016 – computer.org
Orleans provides a straightforward approach to building distributed interactive applications for the Cloud, without having to learn complex programming patterns for handling concurrency, fault tolerance, and resource management. Orleans was made available as …

Briefing virtual actors: a first report on the presto project
P Busetta, C Ghidini, M Pedrotti… – Proceedings of the …, 2014 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
The PRESTO (Plausible Representation of Emergency Scenarios for Training Operations) project, involving industrial and research partners, aims at adding semantics to a virtual environment and modularising the artificial intelligence controlling the behaviours of NPCs …

New approaches to culling and lod methods for scenes with multiple virtual actors
R Rodriguez, E Cerezo, S Baldassarri, FJ Seron – Computers & Graphics, 2010 – Elsevier
Despite the ever-increasing power of graphics workstations, rendering and animating virtual actors remains a very expensive task. Current scenegraphs are clearly oriented toward the management of static scenarios instead of toward scenes with multiple dynamic elements …

The Impacts of Animated-Virtual Actors’ Visual Complexity and Simulator Sickness in Virtual Reality Applications
I Kartiko, M Kavakli, K Cheng – Computer Graphics, Imaging …, 2009 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
This article discusses the effects of Animated Virtual Actors (AVAs) visual complexity on Simulator Sickness (SS) in Virtual Reality (VR) applications. SS is one of the major disadvantages of VR simulations. Previous research has shown that visual complexity …

Checkpoint exercise: training with virtual actors in virtual worlds
D Jan, E Chance, D Rajpurohit, D DeVault… – … Workshop on Intelligent …, 2011 – Springer
In this work we examine the application of autonomous avatars that can play roles that involve interaction with the trainees in a complex situation such as a checkpoint operation. In addition to controlling civilians in the simulation we explore the use of virtual human technology to control …

A test for believable social emotionality in virtual actors
AV Samsonovich, A Tolstikhina, PA Bortnikov – Procedia Computer Science, 2016 – Elsevier
An autonomous actor should decide on its own which goals and strategies to pursue in a new situation involving multiple actors. Humans in such cases typically rely on social factors, such as individual relationships and ethical background. An artificial autonomous agent in …

Understanding virtual actors
RE Silva, IA Iurgel, M Santos… – … on Games and …, 2010 – repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt
Autonomous Digital Actors represent the next step in authoring movies with believable characters, in a way that will allow them to be trained for acting specific roles in a story, suggesting appropriate behaviors during their performance. This article presents an …

Beyond basic emotions: expressive virtual actors with social attitudes
A Barbulescu, R Ronfard, G Bailly, G Gagneré… – Proceedings of the …, 2014 – dl.acm.org
The purpose of this work is to evaluate the contribution of audio-visual prosody to the perception of complex mental states of virtual actors. We propose that global audio-visual prosodic contours-ie melody, rhythm and head movements over the utterance-constitute …

Towards virtual actors for acting out stories
IA Iurgel, RE Da Silva, MF Dos Santos – International Conference on …, 2010 – Springer
Abstract We contend that Virtual Actors will constitute a very important innovation for the edutainment industry. In this article, we will explore and deepen the concept of future Virtual Actors. We will also present novel applications that Virtual Actors will enable, and enter into …

A crowdsourcing toolbox for a user-perception based design of social virtual actors
M Ochs, B Ravenet, C Pelachaud – Computers are Social Actors Workshop …, 2013 – Citeseer
One of the key challenges in the development of social virtual actors is to give them the capability to display socio-emotional states through their non-verbal behavior. Based on studies in human and social sciences or on annotated corpora of human expressions …

A virtual reality agent-based platform for improvisation between real and virtual actors using gestures
D Batras, J Guez, JF Jégo, MH Tramus – Proceedings of the 2016 Virtual …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
This paper describes the process of designing a Virtual Reality Agent-based platform to explore an interactive gestural dialogue between real and virtual actors and propose an analysis of the results. It is part of the CIGALE interdisciplinary project involving researchers …

Impact of varying vocabularies on controlling motion of a virtual actor
K Förger, T Honkela, T Takala – International Workshop on Intelligent …, 2013 – Springer
An ideal verbally controlled virtual actor would allow the same interaction as instructing a real actor with a few words. Our goal is to create virtual actors that can be controlled with natural language instead of a predefined set of commands. In this paper, we present results …

On the Role of “Digital Actors” in Entertainment-Based Virtual Worlds
P Carlisle – The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality, 2014 – oxfordhandbooks.com
This chapter discusses video game characters as “digital actors” that are used to play an emotionally engaging role within a virtual world, where players are encouraged to interact with both the world and its inhabitants. The chapter begins with a brief introduction to the …

A Unified Approach to Planning Versatile Motions for an Autonomous Digital Actor.
YT Li, TY Li – JACIII, 2008 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Enabling a digital actor to move autonomously in a virtual environment is a challenging problem that has attracted much attention in recent years. The systems proposed in several researches have been able to plan the walking motions of a humanoid on an uneven terrain …

A Synthetic Mind Model for Virtual Actors in Interactive Storytelling Systems.
S Araujo, L Chaimowicz – AIIDE, 2009 – aaai.org
Interactive Storytelling (IS) is a growing research area that has attracted a large number of researchers in recent years. However, there are few works exploring the perspective of creating IS systems that conduct emergent stories using autonomous intelligent agents as …

Virtual Actor and Its Behavior Simulation Based on Exploratory Analysis
A Guo, X Zou, H Zou, H Peng – Knowledge Acquisition and …, 2009 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Location and behavior decision-making of intelligent actor in complex virtual environment is a difficult uncertain problem, aiming to the problem in the process of picking manipulator location and behavior decision-making in complex environment, the virtual intelligent actor’s …

An ontology for 3D environment modeling with smart objects for autonomous digital actors
LGA Fernandes, RE da Silva… – Anais do Computer on the …, 2012 – siaiap32.univali.br
This work is part of a project that aims at developing an Autonomous Digital Actor. Regarding this, one important problem is the interaction between autonomous digital actors and objects in a virtual environment. This research aims at studying how to design an …

Using Agent-Based Tactics Models to Control Virtual Actors in VBS3
R Evertsz, J Thangarajah, N Ambukovski – Proceedings of the 2015 …, 2015 – dl.acm.org
The computer-based simulation of military tactics has largely involved the use of platform-dependent scripting resulting in behaviour that is limited, and difficult to debug and reuse. The Tactics Development Framework (TDF) addresses these shortcomings by providing …

Modeling behavior of virtual actors: a limited turing test for social-emotional intelligence
A Chubarov, D Azarnov – … Early Research Career Enhancement School on …, 2017 – Springer
This work presents the design, implementation and study of (1) a videogame-like virtual environment simulator, enabling social interaction of avatars controlled by human participants and by virtual actors;(2) a set of virtual actors with varying forms and degree of …

An extended EBDI Model Applied to Autonomous Digital Actors
GS Thumé, RE da Silva – Proceedings of SBGames 2012, 2012 – base.gamux.com.br
This paper defines the requirements for Autonomous Digital Actor’s cognitive process, in order to allow them to suggest plans of plausible actions in computer animations. An architecture is proposed, adapted from a traditional EBDI model considering those …

Locomotion Synthesis for Digital Actors
J Pettré – Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Bipedal …, 2013 – Springer
Motion capture technologies are commonly used in the field of computer animation for interactive applications. They enable synthesizing highly realistic motions for human figures, but they suffer a lack of flexibility. Editing is required to answer the needs of interactivity, or to …

A Generative Audio-Visual Prosodic Model for Virtual Actors
A Barbulescu, R Ronfard… – IEEE computer graphics …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
An important problem in computer animation of virtual characters is the expression of complex mental states during conversation using the coordinated prosody of voice, rhythm, facial expressions, and head and gaze motion. In this work, the authors propose an …

Graph of Virtual Actors (GOVA): a Big Data Analytics Architecture for IoT
TH Dang-Ha, D Roverso, R Olsson – arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.02510, 2017 – arxiv.org
With the emergence of cloud computing and sensor technologies, Big Data analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the main force behind many innovative solutions for our society’s problems. This paper provides practical explanations for the question” why is the …

A Low-cost System for Generating Near-realistic Virtual Actors
M Afifi, KF Hussain, HM Ibrahim, NM Omar – 3D Research, 2015 – Springer
Generating virtual actors is one of the most challenging fields in computer graphics. The reconstruction of a realistic virtual actor has been paid attention by the academic research and the film industry to generate human-like virtual actors. Many movies were acted by …

Generation of audio-visual prosody for expressive virtual actors
A Barbulescu – 2015 – tel.archives-ouvertes.fr
The work presented in this thesis addresses the problem of generating audio-visual expressive performances for virtual actors. A virtual actor is represented by a 3D talking head and an audio-visual performance refers to facial expressions, head movements, gaze …

A Personality Model based on Reiss Motivational Profile for Autonomous Digital Actors
RP Ramos, RE da Silva, JCK Reis – base.gamux.com.br
The creation of a believable agent depends on several factors, one of the most important is personality. This paper presents a proposal for the development of a computational metaphor for autonomous digital actors that includes a personality component, in order to …

Research on virtual actor action editing and movement control
W Qin, Y Wu, Z Zhao – Frontiers of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in …, 2008 – Springer
To directly use a virtual surface model for action editing and movement control, a general method for creating virtual actor skeleton models and controlling movement is presented. The method includes judging borderlines of the block virtual surface model, calculating the …

Towards Virtual Actors-The Next Step for the Entertainment Industry
RE da Silva, IA Iurgel, MF dos Santos – sbgames.org
Abstract Autonomous Digital Actors (ADA) represent the next step for the entertainment industry in the sense that they are new kind of virtual characters endowed with self-animation capabilities delivered by artificial intelligence techniques. There are many …

Digital actors set to break into the big time
J Aron – 2011 – Elsevier
PICTURE this: it is 2016 and Brad Pitt’s latest heist film, Ocean’s Fifteen, is a roaring box-office success. Moviegoers can’t get enough of his wit, charm and ever-youthful good looks – except the man himself never set foot in front of a camera. Instead, Pitt’s digital image was recreated …

Virtual Actors, Help or Hindrance
R Gordon – 2016 – digitalcommons.cedarville.edu
Many of the actors moviegoers see in films are nothing more than digital deception. Virtual actors are replacing human actors. As described in AI Magazine’s article “Towards Virtual Humans,” virtual actors are “software artifacts that look like, act like, and interact with …

Past and Future Challenges in Creating Emotionally-Engaging Real-Time Digital Actors in Videogames
C Hudson – International Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2009 – Springer
Evolving beyond their origins as a novel pastime, videogames have developed into a medium with tremendous power to entertain and engage players through emotionally powerful interaction. These emotional connections are often powered by the quality of the …

Conflict and Hesitancy in Virtual Actors.
I Horswill, KCH Fua, A Ortony – AAAI Spring Symposium: It’s All in the …, 2010 – aaai.org
Internal conflict, in which a character is torn by opposing motivations, is central to drama. Actors portray such conflict in part by mimicking involuntary behaviors that occur as a result of such conflicts. In this paper, we examine the role of timing–pauses and hesitation, in …

Figuration Of Digital Actor And Its Application To Digital Contents
H PAK, E CHAE, H JEON, J KO – Journal of Theoretical & …, 2017 – search.ebscohost.com
Developments in digital restoration and reproduction technologies accelerate the accompanying growth of industries which utilize contemporary multimedia environment. This is most manifestly witnessed in the application of Digital Actor. Digital Actor, in addition to the …

Playing Audrey II: creating a digital actor through game technology
M Evans, K Evans – ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Studio Talks, 2013 – dl.acm.org
The fields of 3D computer animation and digital game design owe a great deal to traditional performance practice and theory, particularly in terms of creating emotionally resonant digital characters. Digital actors can hold their own with live actors on film, but are rarely …

Controlling the Uncontrollable: A New Approach to Digital Storytelling using Autonomous Virtual Actors and Environmental Manipulation
MJ Colon – 2010 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
In most video games today that focus on a single story, scripting languages are used for controlling the artificial intelligence of the virtual actors. While scripting is a great tool for reliably performing a story, it has many disadvantages; mainly, it is limited by only being able …

Automaticity and Expressive Behavior in Virtual Actors: Notes on the Organization of Mammalian Behavior Systems.
ID Horswill – Intelligent Narrative Technologies, 2011 – aaai.org
Much of the most expressive behavior in humansexpressions of shock or alarm, gaze aversion, or explosive rage-are the result of automatic processes that engage before deliberative processing can respond. In some cases, such as weeping, the deliberative …

Virtual Actor with Social-Emotional Intelligence
DA Azarnov, AA Chubarov, AV Samsonovich – Procedia Computer Science, 2018 – Elsevier
This work continues the effort to design and test the cognitive architecture eBICA: a general model of emotionally biased behavior control and decision making, with the focus on social emotional relationships. The key building blocks of the model include dynamics of mutual …

CharanisML: A Flexible Virtual Actor Control Interface
SA Weiß, F Berger, A Marbach, W Müller – International Conference on …, 2009 – Springer
In this submission we present a first step for an author-centric interface to believable agents. Based on a number of approaches for the description of 3D content, we developed CharanisML, the Character Animation System Meta Language. It is applicable for controlling …

Achieving A Photoreal Digital Actor: The Digital Emily Project
O Alexander, M Rogers, W Lambeth, JY Chiang… – 2010 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Abstract The Digital Emily Project uses advanced face scanning, character rigging, performance capture, and compositing to achieve one of the world’s first photorealistic digital facial performances. The geometry and reflectance of actress Emily O’Brien’s face was …

Digital Ira: Creating a Real-Time Photoreal Digital Actor
OAGFJ Busch, X Yu, RIAJP Debevec… – academia.edu
Overview In 2008, the “Digital Emily” project [Alexander et al. 2009] showed how a set of high-resolution facial expressions scanned in a light stage could be rigged into a real-time photoreal digital character and driven with video-based facial animation techniques …

Performing Illusions: Cinema, Special Effects and the Virtual Actor
EA Lathrop – Film Quarterly, 2010 – search.proquest.com
in keeping with North’s skepticism about the entirely revolutionary status of digital effects, perhaps his most distinctive contribution to the study of special effects is the first chapter, which links them to the illusionism and performative codes of nineteenth-century magic …

A Conceptual Graph-based Knowledge Representation Model for Virtual Actors
GS Thumé, RE da Silva – researchgate.net
Autonomous Digital Actors (ADA) are self-animated agents specially trained to perform their roles within a story. This paper suggests a fuzzy rules system based on Conceptual Graphs to be used in the cognitive process of an ADA; allowing them to suggest plausible actions for …

Creating partly autonomous expressive virtual actors for computer animation
RE Silva – 2014 – repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt
Autonomous digital actors represent the next stage in the animation industry in its search for novel processes for authoring character-based animations. In this research, we have conducted a literature review on the art of acting, to obtain an understanding of how …

Autonomous and interactive virtual actor, cooperative virtual environment for immersive Previsualisation tool oriented to movies
C Plessiet, S Chaabane, G Khemiri – Proceedings of the 2015 Virtual …, 2015 – dl.acm.org
OutilNum project is a pre-visualization prototype dedicated to film making and live performance. It is based on techniques stemming from virtual reality, from augmented reality and from artificial intelligence applied to the conception of video games. It consists in several …

Performing illusions: cinema, special effects and the virtual actor
S Bottomore – 2012 – Taylor & Francis
This is an unusual and interesting book: a theoretical discussion and history of special effects. Previous published works on special effects tackle this subject mainly from a technical history point of view, and this volume covers that aspect too, but relates technology …

Natural Language Communication With Virtual Actor
M Aries, KC Maisyarah… – … 2008-Workshop on …, 2008 – repository.gunadarma.ac.id
The development of realistic virtual actors in many applications, from user interface to computer entertainment, creates expectations on the intelligence of these actors including their ability to understand natural language. Based on our research in that area over the past …

Interactive research through life world integration: the interactive researcher as a virtual actor in communicative action processes
F Sandberg – 2008 – diva-portal.org
Action researchers and for instance the democratic dialogue of Bjorn Gustavsen have previously used Habermasian theory. As will be shown there are major problems with connecting Habermas to action research and critique will especially be put on the …

InterACTE: Improvising with a Virtual Actor
D Batras, J Guez, JF Jégo – … of the 3rd International Symposium on …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
This paper describes an interactive installation that invites participants to improvise with an autonomous virtual actor. Based on real-time analysis of the participant’s gestures, the virtual actor is capable of either propose expressive and linguistic gestures (selected from a …

Creating Photoreal Digital Actors: Capturing Light and Reflectance
P Debevec – Color and Imaging Conference, 2012 – ingentaconnect.com
Photoreal digital actors have become a practical reality in the last decade and are poised to revolutionize the entertainment industry. Paul Debevec from USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies will explain the technical progression and application of his lab’s LED-based …

Rigging and Data Capture for the Facial Animation of Virtual Actors
M Mascaró, FJ Serón, FJ Perales, J Varona – International Conference on …, 2014 – Springer
This paper presents a method of animating the facial expressions of virtual characters based on data capture processes. A presentation is given of a facial rigging system capable of simulating facial muscle activity in a realistic way. A distance-based methodology is outlined …

Virtual Actors Are Taking Hollywood by Storm
R Gordon – The Idea of an Essay, Volume 3: Talking …, 2016 – digitalcommons.cedarville.edu
Many of the actors moviegoers see in films are nothing more than digital deception. Virtual actors are replacing human actors. These virtual actors are, as described in AI Magazine’s article “Towards Virtual Humans,”“software artifacts that look like, act like, and interact with …

Developing Virtual Actors Inspired by Real Actors’ Practice
RE da Silva, MF dos Santos… – Digital Media and Digital …, 2011 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Autonomous digital actors represent the next step in animating 3D characters. How to create such virtual actors remains an open question. This work presents and discusses an agent architecture derived from how real actors learn their art from acting schools. The knowledge …

Phantoms of the digital opera: The need for long term preservation of born-digital actors and multimedia objects using methods that permit ongoing new creations …
DL Strong – 2017 – ideals.illinois.edu
While the rapid improvement in computing power and digital tools have offered a vast new realm of creativity to more independent creators than ever before, that same rapidly changing pace also offers a unique threat to those digital creators: What can you do when …

Contact-based motion graph and its application in locomotion synthesis for virtual actors
X Wei, P Yi, Q Zhang – International Journal of Industrial …, 2015 – inderscienceonline.com
To generate foot-skate free locomotion along user defined path for virtual actors, a novel data structure of contact-based motion graph is proposed. At first, sample motions are divided to contact clips according to the number of feet in contact with the ground. Then a …

A Simple Virtual Actor Model Supporting Believable Character Reasoning in Virtual Environments
PA Bortnikov, AV Samsonovich – First International Early Research Career …, 2017 – Springer
An artifact needs to possess a human-level social-emotional intelligence in order to be accepted as a team member and to be productive in the team. A general theoretical model describing this kind of artificial intelligence is currently missing. This work makes one step …

The contribution of virtual actors in collaborative virtual reality environments in education
D Economou – 2008 – westminsterresearch.westminster.ac …
Economou, D. 2008. The contribution of virtual actors in collaborative virtual reality environments in education. in: Avouris, N., Karagiannidis, C. and Komis, V.(ed.) Introduction to computer-supported collaboration: collaborative environments and models for work …

Dynamics of perceptions of psychological momentum in achievement situations in virtual actors
W Briki, C Gernigon – L’Année psychologique, 2015 – cairn-int.info
Taking a dynamic systems approach, our research aimed to examine changes in perceptions of psychological momentum (PM) during virtual achievement situations. Participants were asked to watch a video of a table tennis game and to empathize with a …

Motion planning for digital actors
M Campana – 2017 – hal.laas.fr
Probabilistic algorithms offer powerful possibilities as for solving motion planning problems for complex robots in arbitrary environments. However, the quality of obtained solution paths is questionable. This thesis presents a tool to optimize these paths and improve their quality …

Graph of virtual actors (GOVA): A Big Data analytics architecture for IoT
TH Dang-Ha, D Roverso… – 2017 IEEE International …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
With the emergence of cloud computing and sensor technologies, Big Data analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the main force behind many innovative solutions for our society’s problems. This paper provides practical explanations for the question “why is the …

The Proteus Effect and Gaming: The Impact of Digital Actors and Race in a Virtual Environment
CM Via – 2016 – commons.erau.edu
Race and racial identity is a frequently discussed topic in the media today. This topic is driven by what oftentimes amounts to culture clashes, and a system that claims impartiality yet is rampant with implicit bias demonstrating favorable treatment of one race over another …

Duty to disobey? A perspective on the new civil disobedience, between international actors and digital media
E Repetto – 2016 – dspace.eiuc.org
… The disobedients are not simply citizens but also migrants, international Page 13. 5 DUTY TO DISOBEY? actors, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) members and inter- national movements, such as occupy, but also digital actors, gathering in a digital space …

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