Virtual Humans 2012 (91x)


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Render me real?: investigating the effect of render style on the perception of animated virtual humans
R McDonnell, M Breidt, HH Bülthoff – ACM Transactions on Graphics …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
The realistic depiction of lifelike virtual humans has been the goal of many movie makers in the last decade. Recently, films such as Tron: Legacy and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button have produced highly realistic characters. In the real-time domain, there is also a …

A crowdsourcing method to develop virtual human conversational agents
B Rossen, B Lok – International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2012 – Elsevier
Educators in medicine, psychology, and the military want to provide their students with interpersonal skills practice. Virtual humans offer structured learning of interview skills, can facilitate learning about unusual conditions, and are always available. However, the creation …

Evidence for a virtual human analog of a rodent relational memory task: a study of aging and fMRI in young adults
N Etchamendy, K Konishi, GB Pike, A Marighetto… – …, 2012 – Wiley Online Library
A radial maze concurrent spatial discrimination learning paradigm consisting of two stages was previously designed to assess the flexibility property of relational memory in mice, as a model of human declarative memory. Aged mice and young adult mice with damage to the …

Physical simulation of wet clothing for virtual humans
Y Chen, NM Thalmann, BF Allen – The Visual Computer, 2012 – Springer
We present a technique that simulates wet garments for virtual humans with realistic folds and wrinkles. Our approach combines three new models to allow realistic simulation of wet garments:(1) a simplified saturation model that modifies the masses,(2) a nonlinear friction …

Can role-play with virtual humans teach interpersonal skills?
MJ Hays, JC Campbell, MA Trimmer, JC Poore… – 2012 – dtic.mil
Interpersonal and counseling skills are essential to Officers’ ability to lead (Headquarters, Department of the Army 2006, 2008, 2011). We developed a cognitive framework and an immersive training experience–the Immersive Naval Officer Training System (INOTS)–to …

Influence of legibility on perceived safety in a virtual human-robot path crossing task
C Lichtenthäler, T Lorenzy, A Kirsch – RO-MAN, 2012 IEEE, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
In the future robots will more and more enter our daily life. If we want to increase their acceptance it is necessary that people feel safe in the surrounding of robots. As a prerequisite we think that the robot’s behavior has to be legible in order to achieve such a …

Appealing virtual humans
R McDonnell – International Conference on Motion in Games, 2012 – Springer
Computer generated virtual humans play an important role in many 3d graphical applications, and are often used to evoke empathic responses from human users, due to their human form and behaviour. Most movie and game studios aim to produce appealing …

Collaborative virtual environments for training: A unified interaction model for real humans and virtual humans
AS Luna, V Gouranton, B Arnaldi – E-Learning and Games for Training …, 2012 – Springer
Our work ponders on collaborative interactions in Collaborative Virtual Environments for Training, with an emphasis on collaborative interactions between Real Humans and Virtual Humans working as a team. We put forward a new model of collaborative interaction and a …

Practical Evaluation of Human and Synthesized Speech for Virtual Human Dialogue Systems.
K Georgila, AW Black, K Sagae, DR Traum – LREC, 2012 – researchgate.net
The current practice in virtual human dialogue systems is to use professional human recordings or limited-domain speech synthesis. Both approaches lead to good performance but at a high cost. To determine the best trade-off between performance and cost, we …

Conveying the configuration of a virtual human hand using vibrotactile feedback
A Cheng, KA Nichols, HM Weeks… – Haptics Symposium …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Upper-limb prostheses users lack proprioception of their artificial arm, and rely heavily on vision to understand its configuration. With the goal of reducing the amount of energy expended on visual cues during upper-limb prosthesis use, this study investigates whether …

Lindsay virtual human: Multi-scale, agent-based, and interactive
C Jacob, S von Mammen, T Davison… – Advances in Intelligent …, 2012 – Springer
We are developing LINDSAY Virtual Human, a 3-dimensional, interactive computer model of male and female anatomy and physiology. LINDSAY is designed to be used for medical education. One key characteristic of LINDSAY is the integration of computational models …

What’s next? the new era of autonomous virtual humans
M Kapadia, A Shoulson, CD Boatright, P Huang… – … Conference on Motion …, 2012 – Springer
This paper identifies several key limitations in the representation, control, locomotion, and authoring of autonomous virtual humans that must be addressed to enter the new age of interactive virtual world applications. These limitations include simplified particle …

An operational model of joint attention-timing of gaze patterns in interactions between humans and a virtual human
N Pfeiffer-Leßmann, T Pfeiffer… – Proceedings of the 34th …, 2012 – pub.uni-bielefeld.de
Joint attention has been identified as a foundational skill in human-human interaction. If virtual humans are to engage in joint attention, they have to meet the expectations of their human interaction partner and provide interactional signals in a natural way. This requires …

A computational model of the car driver interfaced with a simulation platform for future Virtual Human Centred Design applications: COSMO-SIVIC
T Bellet, P Mayenobe, JC Bornard, D Gruyer… – … Applications of Artificial …, 2012 – Elsevier
This paper presents the first step of a research programme implemented by IFSTTAR in order to develop an integrative simulation platform able to support a Human Centred Design (HCD) method for virtual design of driving assistances. This virtual platform, named COSMO …

Simcoach: an online intelligent virtual human agent system for breaking down barriers to care for service members and veterans
A Rizzo, E Forbell, B Lange… – Healing War Trauma A …, 2012 – ict.usc.edu
Over the last 15 years, virtual reality (VR) has emerged as an innovative tool for addressing numerous issues in clinical research, assessment, and intervention. Technological advances in the areas of computation speed and power, graphics and image rendering …

An event-based architecture to manage virtual human non-verbal communication in 3d chatting environment
S Gobron, J Ahn, D Garcia, Q Silvestre… – … on Articulated Motion …, 2012 – Springer
Non-verbal communication (NVC) makes up about two-thirds of all communication between two people or between one speaker and a group of listeners. However, this fundamental aspect of communicating is mostly omitted in 3D social forums or virtual world oriented …

An NVC emotional model for conversational virtual humans in a 3D chatting environment
J Ahn, S Gobron, D Garcia, Q Silvestre… – … on Articulated Motion …, 2012 – Springer
This paper proposes a new emotional model for Virtual Humans (VHs) in a conversational environment. As a part of a multi-users emotional 3D-chatting system, this paper focus on how to formulate and visualize the flow of emotional state defined by the Valence-Arousal …

Research of skeletal-based virtual human animation using Cal3D
L Jingtang, Z Gang, T Dunming… – … Engineering Design and …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
The issue of virtual human animation is of great importance. And the virtual human animation plays a significant role in various areas. In this paper, we introduce a typical skeletal-based virtual human animation engine. We focus on the key techniques of skeleton …

Interactive virtual humans: A two-level prioritized control framework with wrench bounds
M Liu, A Micaelli, P Evrard, A Escande… – IEEE Transactions on …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
This paper presents a new control framework for virtual humans (VHs) in a physics-based virtual environment. This framework combines multiobjective control with motion capture techniques. Each motion-tracking task is associated with a task wrench. Bounds are …

Individualized cultural and social skills learning with virtual humans
HC Lane, RE Wray – Adaptive Technologies for Training …, 2012 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Pedagogical agents usually play the role of tutor (Johnson, Rickel, & Lester, 2000) or peer (Y. Kim & Baylor, 2006) in virtual learning environments. In these roles, the agent works alongside the learner to solve problems, ask questions, hold conversations, and provide …

Continuum of virtual-human space: towards improved interaction strategies for physical-virtual avatars
A Nagendran, R Pillat, C Hughes, G Welch – Proceedings of the 11th …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
In this work, a broad continuum of 3D space that encapsulates avatars, ranging from artificial to real in shape, appearance and intelligence is defined. The research focuses on the control of physical-virtual avatars that occupy a specific region in this space that may be …

Virtual humans: back to the future
NM Thalmann, D Thalmann – Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2012, 2012 – dl.acm.org
This paper essentially tries to examine all the roles that Virtual Humans can play in empowering human expression, and the research challenges we have to face to make this possible. It starts with a short history of Virtual Humans and how we contribute to the …

Virtual human personality masks: a human computation approach to modeling verbal personalities in virtual humans
V Krishnan, A Foster, R Kopper, B Lok – International Conference on …, 2012 – Springer
Modeling virtual humans that can exhibit realistic personalities is becoming increasingly important as virtual humans are being widely used for inter-personal skills education. We present Virtual Human Personality Masks, a system that combines human computation with …

Incremental speech understanding in a multi-party virtual human dialogue system
D DeVault, D Traum – Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the North …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
This demonstration highlights some emerging capabilities for incremental speech understanding and processing in virtual human dialogue systems. This work is part of an ongoing effort that aims to enable realistic spoken dialogue with virtual humans in multi …

Virtual humans: Evolving with common sense
W Li, JM Allbeck – International Conference on Motion in Games, 2012 – Springer
While the quality and robustness of animation techniques for virtual human have improved greatly over the past couple of decades, techniques for improving their intelligence have not kept pace. Ideally, agents would be smart without being all-knowing and their future …

3D facial merging for virtual human reconstruction
R Pagés, F Moran – … -Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
There is an increasing need of easy and affordable technologies to automatically generate virtual 3D models from their real counterparts. In particular, 3D human reconstruction has driven the creation of many clever techniques, most of them based on the visual hull (VH) …

Control virtual human with speech recognition and gesture recognition technology
W Zhao, XF Xie, XH Yang – Advances in Electrical Engineering and …, 2012 – Springer
In accordance with the few kinds of virtual human control device, the application of speech recognition and gesture recognition in virtual human control was researched. The development status of limited collection isolated word recognition technology was …

Anatomically Correct Adaption of Kinematic Skeletons to Virtual Humans.
C Rau, G Brunnett – GRAPP/IVAPP, 2012 – researchgate.net
The adaption of a given kinematic skeleton to a triangular mesh representing the shape of a human is a task still done manually in most animation pipelines. In this work we propose methods for automating this process. By thoroughly analyzing the mesh and utilizing …

Spatial misregistration of virtual human audio: Implications of the precedence effect
DM Krum, EA Suma, M Bolas – International Conference on Intelligent …, 2012 – Springer
Virtual humans are often presented as mixed reality characters projected onto screens that are blended into a physical setting. Stereo loudspeakers to the left and right of the screen are typically used for virtual human audio. Unfortunately, stereo loudspeakers can produce …

The management system with emotional virtual human based on smart home
K Du, Z Wang – … and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD), 2012 9th …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Affective virtual human is considered to one of the hotspots in the field of virtual human-computer interaction. First, the software platform of the management system has been designed, and the virtual human emotional model has been analyzed. Then, management …

Ship ergonomics evaluation based on virtual human real-time driven modeling technology
SG Qiu, D Wu, XM Fan, Y Hu – Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong …, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
Aiming at the complex ergonomics problem during the design of ship a new method was proposed. In this method, the virtual human real-time kinematics model was built based on dynamic constraints and rotation information, it can drive standard human with different …

Agent-based virtual humans in co-space: An evaluative study
Y Kang, AH Tan, FFH Nah – Proceedings of the The 2012 IEEE/WIC …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
Co-Space refers to interactive virtual environment modelled after the real world in terms of look-and-feel, functionalities and services. We have developed a 3D virtual world named Nan yang Technological University (NTU) Co-Space populated with virtual human  …

Motion control for virtual human based on IK by two phases and key frames
MZ Chen, J Chen, CY Xu – Computer Engineering and Design, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
To improve the efficiency of the motion control and displaying effect of virtual human in virtual network environment, a motion control method combining the key frames method and the inverse kinematics (IK) is presented. For the inverse kinematics, the cyclic-coordinate …

Impact Analysis of nonverbal multimodals for recognition of emotion expressed virtual humans
JO Kim – Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 2012 – koreascience.or.kr
Virtual human used as HCI in digital contents expresses his various emotions across modalities like facial expression and body posture. However, few studies considered combinations of such nonverbal multimodal in emotion perception. Computational engine …

Learning with Virtual Humans
HC Lane, RE Wray – Adaptive technologies for training and …, 2012 – books.google.com
Pedagogical agents usually play the role of tutor (Johnson, Rickel, 81 Lester, 2000) or peer (Y. Kim 81 Baylor, 2006) in virtual learning environments. In these roles, the agent works alongside the learner to solve problems, ask questions, hold conversations, and provide …

Distributed computing for mechanical virtual human
G Tang, WJ Mi, DF Chang, CT Wang… – Advanced Materials …, 2012 – Trans Tech Publ
Article Preview Article Preview To improve the efficiencies in kinematics, dynamics analysis and finite element (FE) calculation, distributed computing is used in the project of Chinese mechanical virtual human (CMVH). A three-dimensional (3D) musculoskeletal model of a …

Physical-virtual humans: challenges and opportunities
G Welch – Ubiquitous Virtual Reality (ISUVR), 2012 International …, 2012 – sreal.ucf.edu
Physical-virtual humans combine work in physical animatronics and virtual humans to achieve virtual humans with physical manifestations. In this article I introduce the idea of a physical-virtual human along with potential applications, potential concerns, and some …

Networking architecture for Chinese mechanical virtual human
G Tang, DF Chang, WJ Mi, CT Wang… – Advanced Materials …, 2012 – Trans Tech Publ
Article Preview Article Preview Article Preview Networking architecture is used in the project of Chinese mechanical virtual human (CMVH) to improve the efficiencies in kinematics, dynamics and finite element (FE) analysis. A three-dimensional (3D) musculoskeletal model …

Simulating Autonomous Virtual Humans: Authoring and Evaluating Autonomous Virtual Human Simulations
M Kapadia – 2012 – dl.acm.org
Research in virtual human simulation has seen a dramatic rise in recent years with widespread applicability in games, visual effects, education and urban simulations. Going forward, the problems we face are three-fold: First, a unified framework for efficiently …

Method of realism emotion animation generation for virtual human
T Lei, WW Luo, Y Wang – Application Research of Computers, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
Traditional virtual human animation has some drawbacks include low realism, complex generation process, and drift phenomenon, this paper proposed a novel generation approach of virtual human animation based on the video key frame obtained. First, it used …

Constructionism of virtual humans to improve perceptions of conversational partners
S Halan, B Rossen, M Crary, B Lok – CHI’12 Extended Abstracts on …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
We propose a methodology to help people improve the accuracy of their mental model of a conversational partner by creating a virtual human representation of the partner. By creating a virtual human, the users will be able to transfer their mental model of the partner to a virtual  …

Generation of basic emotions for virtual human in the virtual environment
S Lin, L Zhigang – Electrical & Electronics Engineering …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Will it become more natural and believable if a virtual human has emotions like a real human? The answer must be YES. This paper studies a method to simulate human’s basic emotions according to Basic Emotion Theory and Cognitive Evaluation Theory in …

Virtual extras: conversational behavior simulation for background virtual humans
D Jan – 2012 – search.proquest.com
When we simulate a large number of virtual humans in virtual worlds we encounter a point where it is no longer feasible to simulate all of them in full detail. In the case where some of them never interact with the user it is useful to distinguish between main virtual humans and …

Design of 3D Virtual Human Intelligent Guide System Based Web [J]
W WANG, H YU, F ZHAO – Journal of Zhanjiang Normal University, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
In order to realize the all-weather on-line intelligent function, the design of the 3D virtue human adopts the combination of x3Dom, net and database techniques which may enhance the sense of reality in the facial expressions and movements of the on-line virtue human …

Cognitive and affective modeling in intelligent virtual humans for training and tutoring applications
R Sottilare, J Hart – Advances in Applied Human Modeling and …, 2012 – books.google.com
This chapter reviews current and emerging trends in cognitive and affective (eg, emotions, motivational) modeling within virtual humans and their application to training and tutoring domains for individuals and small groups. Virtual humans have become commonplace in …

The Virtual Human Embryo Project: A resource for the study of human embryology
RJ Cork, RF Gasser – 2012 – fasebj.org
The Virtual Human Embryo Project (VHE) began in 2000 with the goal of producing image databases of serially sectioned human embryos. Each database would include a set of labeled sections, a 3D reconstruction of the embryo’s surface morphology and some basic …

An Operational Model of Joint Attention–Timing of the Initiate-Act in Interactions with a Virtual Human
N Pfeiffer-Leßmann, T Pfeiffer… – Proceedings of KogWis …, 2012 – books.google.com
Joint attention has been identified as a foundational skill in humanhuman interaction. In our research, we use virtual humans to evaluate cognitive models, here, enabling them to engage in joint attention. This requires an operational model with precise information on …

Motion capture and virtual humans to enhance ergonomic design and validation of refrigerated display units
G Colombo, G De Vecchi… – ASME 2012 …, 2012 – … .asmedigitalcollection.asme.org
abstract This paper presents a computer-aided environment to analyze postures and movements in order to ergonomically validate the design of potentially any device a man or woman may have to deal with. The proposed environment integrates virtual prototyping …

Emulating Sociality: A Comparison Study of Physiological Signals from Human and Virtual Social Interactions.
JC Poore, AK Webb, MJ Hays, J Campbell… – Poster presented at …, 2012 – hayslab.com
… However, whether people organically and naturally react to virtual humans in the … present preliminary data comparing behavioral and physiological responses of participants as they engaged in identical social interactions with both human and virtual human interaction partners …

Socially anxious people reveal more personal information with virtual counselors that talk about themselves using intimate human back stories.
SH Kang, J Gratch – Annual Review of Cybertherapy and …, 2012 – books.google.com
… for the use of virtual humans and interactive virtual environments in therapeutic settings for social anxiety disorder. We observed that socially anxious people revealed greater information and more intimate information about themselves when interacting with a virtual human 1 …

Virtual Human Trials
MC Cowperthwaite, MG Burnett – researchgate.net
Mark G. Burnett, MD| Executive Medical Director, NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare ne of the core research initiatives at the NeuroTexas Institute’s Center for Computational Neuroscience is the study of clinical outcomes. Using existing data and …

Imperatives for Virtual Humans
W Li, JM Allbeck – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Seemingly since the inception of virtual humans, there has been an effort to make their behaviors more natural and more humanlike. In additions to work on improving movement quality, there has been considerable research focused on creating more intelligent virtual …

Towards Communication with Virtual Humans
N Karunarathne, P Wimalaratne – … Communication Systems and …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Natural interaction between application user of a Virtual Environment (VE) and autonomous characters is a key challenge in enhancing the realism in virtual environments. Traditional interaction methods with autonomous characters such as virtual humans using keyboard …

Collision-free motion planning for virtual human arm [J]
LKCYT Li – Journal of Huazhong University of Science and …, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
Collision-free motion planning for arm is an important problem in maintenance accessibility analysis using virtual human. Base on arm model of virtual human, bidirectional RRTs (rapidly-exploring random trees) arithmetic was used to plan the motion for 9 DOF (degree of …

Virtual human identification line-ups
KY Segovia, JN Bailenson… – Craniofacial Identification, 2012 – books.google.com
The legal system has long relied on eyewitnesses of crimes to help identify and prosecute criminals. Eyewitness identification is arguably one of the most influential forms of evidence that can be presented to a judge or jury. The general idea behind eyewitness identification is …

Priority Degree Evaluation for Enterprise Virtual Human Resource Management
HZD Xiong-bao – Chinese Journal of Systems Science, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
Nowadays, it’s an inevitable trend for domestic enterprise to adopt virtual human resource management; However, it’s not that ideal. The author establishes the priority degree evaluation model based on factors affecting the strategy, cost, risk and technology of virtual  …

Tangible Virtual Humans: Meet Your New Role-players
A Sadagic – 2012 – core.ac.uk
Feeling comfortable during the session 5.857 5.714 6.095 Realism of the representation 4.381 5.262 n/a How easy was to guess visual targets? 3.381 3.786 4.786 How successful they thought they were? 3.405 3.738 4.714 Feeling as if individual is together with them …

Virtual human anatomy in medical student curriculum
KI Alyahya – 2012 – fasebj.org
It has been known that there is a tremendous amount of information with which medical professionals need to be concerned. It is increasingly apparent that human medical students need active, independent and lifelong learning skills to supplement their formal education …

RESEARCH ON MOTIVATION MODEL BASED BEHAVIOUR SELECTION OF AUTONOMOUS VIRTUAL HUMAN
XBL Xiaojian – Computer Applications and Software, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
Research on autonomous virtual human is a new field that integrates artificial life and computer animation together. But as a result, people’s psychological activity is a whole process, all of these parameters are interdependent and mutually influential, such as …

3DMAX in virtual human Acupoint Model3D reconstruction in application
L Qunfang, L Linxiao, F Hui, Y Hanxiao – Computer Era, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
The meridian is an important part of Chinese medicine theory, but the material basis of the meridian is inconclusive; existing virtual human technology reflects the weath of anatomical detail, but fails to include a description of the body acupuncture points on the meridians and …

Distributed spatial memory in virtual human-robot team scenarios
X Xie, JA Adams, TP McNamara… – Proceedings of the ACM …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
This experiment investigates the spatial memory and attention when human acts as supervisor of one or two groups of distributed robot teams in a large virtual environment (VE). The problem is similar to learning a new environment and interpreting its spatial …

Exploration on Virtual Human Nature of Ego of Human Science
XIE Jun – Journal of Anhui Radio & TV University, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
The virtual ego is the core of human studies, at the same time it is one of the major concepts in human academia in recent years. As far as its importance is concerned, the virtual ego is not only the mental characterization of ego, but also the summary of the virtual human nature …

E-commeRce and tHe Power of (VIRTUAL) Human Connection
F Rogers – Baylor Business Review, 2012 – search.proquest.com
Abstract In the article” How Website Socialness teads to Website Use” in the European Journal of Information Systems in January 2011, Robin Wakefield, associate professor of Information Systems, and Kirk Wakefield, the Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail …

A Model Of Chasing Behavior For Two Virtual Humans
Y Bian, Z Liu – Information Technology Journal, 2012 – docsdrive.com
Emotion is an important parameter of chasing between two virtual humans’, a computational emotion model is an interesting topic. A mathematical model of virtual humans chasing behaviour is set up, the model integrate physiological variables and emotion parameters …

Article title: Navigation and Steering for Autonomous Virtual Humans
M Kapadia, NI Badler – Citeseer
The ever-increasing applicability of interactive virtual worlds in industry and academia has given rise to the need for robust, versatile autonomous virtual humans to inject life into these environments. There are two fundamental problems that must be addressed to produce …

A model of emotion game for chasing between virtual humans
Y Bian, Z Liu – CAAI Transactions on Intelligent Systems, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
Chasing behavior is very common in human social life, and simulation of the emotion variation in a chasing process is helpful to reveal the relationship between emotion and motion. An emotion game model for chasing between virtual human around obstacles was …

Poster: Spatial misregistration of virtual human audio: Implications of the precedence effect
DM Krum, EA Suma, M Bolas – 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), 2012 …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Virtual humans are often presented as mixed reality characters projected onto screens that are blended into a physical setting. Stereo loudspeakers to the left and right of the screen are typically used for virtual human audio. Unfortunately, stereo pairs can produce an effect …

Design and Realization Method of Robot Dance Motion Based On Virtual Human [J]
G Jin, G Wei, L Deshan, X Benqiang – Microcomputer Applications, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
This paper introduces realization of robot dance motion based on the simulation of 3D virtual human bone model. First, the basic regular pattern and basic realization method of robot dance motion are analyzed, and then build key frame database of robot dance motion …

The Research on Virtual Human Library Service on the Regional Information Platform
H HUANG, W HE, Q YE – Sci-Tech Information Development & …, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
This paper introduces the origins and characteristic of Human Library and its development in China and foreign countries, expounds the possibility and advantages of virtual Human Library’s applications, probes into the measures for the application of Human Library on …

Affective Learner-Centered Design Framework for Virtual Human Educational Technologies
P Khooshabeh, J Gratch – … (IHCILT 2012)(http://www. ichciit. com) …, 2012 – academia.edu
In this paper we describe an affective, learner-centered framework for building learning technologies. Specifically, we outline an ontology of social effects that includes the necessary and sufficient criteria that virtual human technologies need to have in order to …

The LINDSAY Virtual Human Project: Anatomy and Physiology Come to Life
H Jamniczky, C Jacob, S Novakowski, T Davison… – 2012 – fasebj.org
The LINDSAY Virtual Human Project encompasses anatomy teaching and physiology simulation for medical education. We have built a novel visualization and simulation framework that allows instructors and students to interact with three dimensional anatomical …

CONSTRUCTION OF UIGHUR SIGN LANGUAGE DATABASE BASED ON VRML VIRTUAL HUMAN [J]
FYAKC Jingchao – Computer Applications and Software, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
The synthesis of Uighur sign language can improve natural communication between Uighur deaf people and the normal ones. It can also be applied to computer-aided Uighur sign language teaching and Uighur television programs broadcasting. Uighur sign language …

The software implementation of endoscope localization system based on virtual human model
Z Ouyang, X Chen, S Wang, Y Wang… – … Computer Interfaces and …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Software is designed as part of the magnetic localization and orientation detection system for endoscope. A virtual human model is reconstructed with a series of CT scan images and imported into the software to represent a patient. The software is developed with OpenGL …

Research of Motion Simulation and Modeling for Virtual Human in Forensic Science
F Xu – Proceedings of the 2012 Third International …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
The structure of criminal scene reconstruction platform based on UDK has been introduced. In view of the limits of simulation software (low reliability of motion and poor editing function), the development idea that combines 3D human animation software POSER and criminal …

Continuous Full-body Motion Control of Virtual Human Using Sparse Wiimotes
C Guo, X Liang, J Liu – International Journal of Advanced …, 2012 – journals.sagepub.com
Sparse sensors that recognize full-body human motion and that control the motion of virtual humans have emerged as valuable research tools in the field of human–computer interactions. Here we propose a method for motion recognition and prolonged, continuous …

Method on Controlling Virtual Human Gesture Based on the Uighur Sign Language Synthesis
G GONG, A KUERBAN – Computer Knowledge and Technology, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
Uygur sign language synthesis system based on virtual people technique can be widely applied in various areas such as Uygur 3D sign language teaching, news broadcasting, and communication between deaf-mute and normal people, which plays an important role in …

Using individualized feedback and guided instruction via a virtual human agent in an introductory computer programming course
L Lehmann, DM Wilson, T Barnes – International Conference on Intelligent …, 2012 – Springer
Students taking introductory courses in higher learning often hold misconceptions of how well they understand the material they will be tested on. One common phrase from students is,“I know the material, but I just do poorly on the tests.” We propose an automated system to …

Uncertainty control based on normal cloud model for nodding actions of virtual human
ZX Yang, YF Fan, FY Sun – Journal of Jilin University(Engineering …, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
Three kinds of cloud models were designed, which are the nodding times approving cloud, the maximal nodding angle approving cloud and the nodding speed approving cloud. With the guidance of respective positive cloud generation algorithms of the three models, three …

Motion Capture Based Animation for Virtual Human Demonstrators: Modeling, Parameterization and Planning
Y Huang – 2012 – search.proquest.com
A huge collection of character animation techniques has been developed to date and impressive results have been achieved in the recent years. The main pursued approaches can be categorized as physics-based, algorithmic-based or data-based. High-quality …

A demonstration of incremental speech understanding and confidence estimation in a virtual human dialogue system
D DeVault, D Traum – Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
This demonstration highlights some emerging capabilities for incremental speech understanding and processing in virtual human dialogue systems. This work is part of an ongoing effort that aims to enable realistic spoken dialogue with virtual humans in multi …

Characteristics of Virtual Humans with Limited Perception-Based Mapping in Coping with Contingent Situations
C Han, W Kim, RW Hill – Advanced Science Letters, 2012 – ingentaconnect.com
This study examines the navigation characteristics of virtual humans (namely, agents) equipped with limited perception-based mapping modules. Until now, agent navigation has used omniscient perception that requires a global map, which is a spatial layout of the entire …

Augmented reality in the LINDSAY virtual human: adding a new dimension in tablet-based medical education
SA Bhuiyan, S Novakowski, M Paget… – Journal of …, 2012 – journalhosting.ucalgary.ca
Imagine you are a medical student at the University of Calgary. As part of your training in anatomy, you are looking at a cadaver. However you are not able to understand the physiological aspects that take place within the body. The problem is the cadaver is …

Virtual simulation of human walking based on multi-rigid-body dynamics model
QIN Rui-rui – Research and Exploration in Laboratory, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
… force vector were constructed by using variational equations of motion of the rigid-body.After that,the positive dynamics analysis,reverse dynamics analysis and static eqquilibrium analysis were made to find out the external constraints.Finally,the virtual human body motion …

Human computer interaction with hand gestures in virtual environment
SS Rautaray, A Kumar, A Agrawal – Perception and Machine Intelligence, 2012 – Springer
… The move forward gesture stands for the command for controlling the movements of birds in the virtual game as depicted in figure 4 (c). The hand gesture used for grabbing of the stick by the virtual human is shown in figure 4 (d). Hand gesture of showing three fingers …

Human-Virtual Agent Interaction
A Schanche – 2012 – diva-portal.org
… The Impact of Technological Factors on the Treatment of Virtual Humans in Conversational Training Systems” (Johnsen, et al … In the paper “Virtual Multi-Tools for Hand and Tool-Based Interaction with Life-Size Virtual Human Agents” (Kotranza, et al …

Virtual Reality tools and statistical analysis for human movements simulation. Application to ergonomics optimization of workcells in the automotive industry
S Spada, F Sessa, F Corato – Work, 2012 – content.iospress.com
… Page 2. again a new set of live motion capture sessions be- cause the movements in the new situation can be ob- tained by a virtual human and easily evaluated if they match the ergonomics criterion. Again, ergonomics score allow new evaluation of the workcell …

Efficient simulation of human hand skin deformation based on a nonlinear elasticity model for virtual ergonomic assessment
Y Xie, S Kanai, H Date – … of JSPE Semestrial Meeting 2012 JSPE …, 2012 – jstage.jst.go.jp
… Our research group has proposed the Digital Hand [1], a virtual human hand, where 3D triangular mesh models of the bones and a skin surface are represented based on MRI measured data, for virtual ergonomic assessment of handheld products …

Countermeasures of Teacher Human Resources Management and Development in Local Colleges and Universities Based on Virtual Organization
Q Li-yang – Value Engineering, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
… Xi’an 710061,China). In this paper,the countermeasures of teacher human resources management and development in local colleges and universities based on virtual organization are analyzed from the aspects of the strategic partner selection of the virtual human resources in …

Virtual tissue engineering of the human atrium: Modelling pharmacological actions on atrial arrhythmogenesis
OV Aslanidi, M Al-Owais, AP Benson, M Colman… – European Journal of …, 2012 – Elsevier
… Fig. 10. Normal sinus rhythm in virtual human atria: activity initiated in the sinoatrial node at t = 0, and spread of depolarisation visualised at (i) 10, (ii) 15, (iii) 20, (iv) 25, (v) 40 and (vi) 60 ms …

Agent communication for believable human-like interactions between virtual characters
J van Oijen, F Dignum – … AAMAS Workshop on Cognitive Agents for Virtual …, 2012 – Springer
… 2008) 8. Kenny, P., Hartholt, A., Gratch, J., Swartout, W., Traum, D., Marsella, S., Piepol, D.: Building interactive virtual humans for training … Lee, J., DeVault, D., Marsella, S., Traum, D.: Thoughts on FML: Behavior gen- eration in the virtual human communication architecture …

Modelling the idle movements of human head in three-dimensional virtual environments
M Koco?, Z Emirsaj?ow – Pomiary Automatyka Kontrola, 2012 – infona.pl
… 4. Conclusions Head motion is an important component in human communication and may improve the interaction between man and machine, therefore head movements are the integral part of virtual human motion generation …

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