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  • MIT Sociable Machines project 3/12/01 Who points to it? 20 - A report on MIT's Sociable Machines Project which is developing Kismet.

  • Autonomous Animated Characters 1/2/00 Who points to it? 12

  • CMU SCS OZ Project 1/1/00 Who points to it? 11 - The Oz Project at CMU is developing technology and art to help artists create high quality interactive drama, based in part on AItechnologies. This especially means building believable agents in dramatically interesting micro-worlds.

  • The Animate Agent Project 1/1/00 Who points to it? 12 - The Animate Agent Project is part of an on-going effort at the University of Chicago to understand the mechanisms required to createintelligent software and hardware agents that can work alongside people.

  • Extempo Systems, Inc. Home Page 1/2/00 Who points to it? 11 - "Extempo's Technology will give yourcompany's branded character a life of itsown. We can supply the "brains" behindyour character that will provide your Website visitors with a truly interactiveexperience. "

  • Virtual Pet Home Page 1/2/00 Who points to it? 13

  • Socially Intelligent Virtual Petz 1/2/00 Who points to it? 11

  • 1/2/00 Who points to it? 12 - Pets to babies. Evolution in action.

  • Zoesis, Inc. 1/2/00 Who points to it? 25 - Zoesis (zo·ee·sis) is developing the art and technology topioneer a new and potentially very powerful and expressiveentertainment medium. In this new computer-based medium,people become active players in an intense drama involvingengaging characters that live in an artificial world.

  • Persona Project 1/2/00 Who points to it? 13 - The Persona project at Microsoft Research is developing the technologies required to produce conversationalassistants-- lifelike animated characters that interact with a user in a natural spoken dialogue. The work is built uponthe Whisper speaker-independent continuous speech recognition system and a broad coverage English understandingsystem, both also developed at Microsoft Research.

  • The Puppetry Home Page 1/2/00 Who points to it? 11 - The Puppetry Home Page is a free resource for the puppetry community.

  • BANDAI 1/2/00 Who points to it? 11

  • Center for Human Modeling and Simulation 1/2/00 Who points to it? 12 - The overall goal of the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation is the modelingand animation of human movement. That central topic drives a number of relatedresearch interests covering a broad scope from image synthesis to natural languageinterfaces.

  • Animats - animation tools 1/2/00 Who points to it? 12

  • 1/2/00 Who points to it? 11 - The KATrix and Millennium RUSH mission (and we have accepted it) is to bring a new faceand personality to the Internet. The KATrix's unique and patent pending real-time characteranimation technology allows for true 3D characters that can act as Web Hosts, Entertainers,and Salespersons. Our Web Characters are embedded IN the web page and react with anyweb page object or text, and are truly interactive with the Internet surfer

  • DECface facial animation 1/2/00 Who points to it? 11

  • Tortured Norns 1/2/00 Who points to it? 11

  • Annotated Bibliography on believable agents 1/2/00 Who points to it? 11

  • ALice chat robot 1/5/00 Who points to it? 9 - Alice Chat Robots, Inc. is pleased to announce the release ofthe Official ALICE Chat Robot CD ROM. Now availablefor $29.95, the CD includes all of the open source Java softwareneeded to create believeable agents like ALICE, usingArtificial Intelligence Markup Language (AIML).

  • NetPeople 1/13/00 Who points to it? 11 - "Netpeople is the innovativeproprietary technology developedby iNAGO that brings life to yourwebsite. ... enables theNetPeople™ agents on a website tobe more fully intelligent andinteractive than any othercommercial product on the Internettoday.

  • Using Microsoft Agents - Visual Basic 1/13/00 Who points to it? 10 - Info on how to program Microsoft's agents, like the paperclip guy.

  • MASH - Microsoft Agent Scripting Helper 1/22/00 Who points to it? 10 - "MASH is an easy-to-use, time-saving program that separates the code from thecontent, allowing you to compose and playback complex and entertaining MicrosoftAgent presentations - with no programming necessary!"

  • 1/28/00 Who points to it? 13 - Avaterra builds exciting Internet communities -- in the form of virtualzones or "V-Zones" -- in partnership with a synergistic mix of brand-namesponsors.

  • Haptek -- VirtualFriend 2/4/00 Who points to it? 16 - Haptek has two products for creating 3D interactive animated characters -- a stand alone application and a browser plugin. *softwear*

  • Ananova 4/21/00 Who points to it? 15 - Ananova is a computer-generated character designed to read the news

  • lipsinc 4/21/00 Who points to it? 15 - SDK LIPSinc TalkBack is the latest addition to a portfolio of media solutions for therapid production and delivery of "compelling, customisable and character-drivencontent". (EIPub)

  • They Are Virtually Human 5/19/00 Who points to it? 12 - A wired article on believable agents, including Jackie Strike -- a virtual presidential candidate -- soon to be chat-enabled -- being developed by BoettcherHinrichs, a public relations and Web applications company in Germany.

  • AvatarMe 6/16/00 Who points to it? 14 - "AvatarMe develops and markets pioneer solutions for populatingthe web with photo-realistic 3D avatars. Its flagship product - theAvatarBooth - is a world first in 3D human capture technology,automatically generating 3D avatars via breakthrough softwareconcepts."

  • How Virtual Agents Make the Web More Human 10/3/00 Who points to it? 22 - A CNET article on how various kinds of virtual agents are being used in ecommerce systems.

  • BOTizen - Cyber-Customer Service Agent 12/11/00 Who points to it? 16 - BOTizen (or robot citizen) is an intelligent CYBER Human that dynamically interact over theInternet with a corporate knowledge-database ie : products & services online real-timeBOTizen is an Intelligent , friendly and knowledgeable companion which guide users to navigate any web sites byinteracting with our smart bot natural language. BOTizen enabled users to have immediate and personal response toquestions.

  • Emotion Forum: artificial and human/animal emotion. 1/21/01 Who points to it? 16 - A resource of information and links for researchers trying to model emotions in humans, animals, and robots

  • International Society for Research on Emotions 1/21/01 Who points to it? 18 - ISRE holds conferences and publishes a newslwetter of interest to researchers on emotions and emotional systems.

  • Art and Science of Sociable Machines 10/5/01 Who points to it? 18 - Cynthia Breazeal , MIT MediaLab, and her robot, *Kismet arehelping to take the fiction out ofscience fiction. Robots withexpressions, emotions, andpersonalities are quickly becomingreality. Cynthia gives an overview of current projects and allows us to peer through the looking glass withvideo of some amazing robots .USENIX Annual Technical Conference 2001.

  • Emotion Simulation Technology 7/22/02 Who points to it? 15 - The EMIR emotion system was developed to make it easy for software engineers tobuild programs that act as if they have human emotions. Applications include computergames, aircraft crew management training systems, the creation of "virtual humans", andonline survey systems.

  • Affective Computing 8/14/02 Who points to it? 15 - This web site by the MIT Media Lab's Affective Computing ResearchGroup focuses on "creating personal computational systems endowed withthe ability to sense, recognize, and understand human emotions,together with the skills to respond in an intelligent, sensitive, andrespectful manner toward the user and his/her emotions."

  • Cara customer service agent 1/17/03 Who points to it? 23 - UK telephone and Internet bank, First Direct, launched an "interactive

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