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Realistic Virtual Characters in Treatments for Social Disorders an Extensive Agent Architecture

Pierangelo Dell’Acqua
Dept. of Science and Technology, Linköping University, Sweden

Anja Johansson
Dept. of Science and Technology, Linköping University, Sweden

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Published in: SIGRAD 2007. The Annual SIGRAD Conference; Special Theme: Computer Graphics in Healthcare; November 28-29; 2007; Uppsala; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 28:11, p. 46–52

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Published: 2007-12-20

ISBN: 978-91-7393-990-4

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Interactive virtual reality applications have lately been used as a complementary tool in the treatment of people with different kinds of psychological disorders. A number of these projects would benefit from a more realistic behavior of virtual characters. In this paper we describe our ongoing work on an advanced emotional agent architecture for virtual characters and propose new potential applications within the area of health care.


Virtual reality; artificial intelligence; agent architectures


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