Ada and Grace: Toward Realistic and Engaging Virtual Museum Guides (bibtex)
by William Swartout, David Traum, Ron Artstein, Dan Noren, Paul Debevec, Kerry Bronnenkant, Josh Williams, Anton Leuski, Shrikanth Narayanan, Diane Piepol, H. Chad Lane, Jacquelyn Morie, Priti Aggarwal, Matt Liewer, Jen-Yuan Chiang, Jillian Gerten, Selina Chu, Kyle White
Abstract:
To increase the interest and engagement of middle school students in science and technology, the InterFaces project has created virtual museum guides that are in use at the Museum of Science, Boston. The characters use natural language interaction and have near photoreal appearance to increase and presents reports from museum staff on visitor reaction
Reference:
Ada and Grace: Toward Realistic and Engaging Virtual Museum Guides (William Swartout, David Traum, Ron Artstein, Dan Noren, Paul Debevec, Kerry Bronnenkant, Josh Williams, Anton Leuski, Shrikanth Narayanan, Diane Piepol, H. Chad Lane, Jacquelyn Morie, Priti Aggarwal, Matt Liewer, Jen-Yuan Chiang, Jillian Gerten, Selina Chu, Kyle White), In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2010), 2010.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{swartout_ada_2010,
	address = {Philadelphia, PA},
	title = {Ada and {Grace}: {Toward} {Realistic} and {Engaging} {Virtual} {Museum} {Guides}},
	url = {http://ict.usc.edu/pubs/ada%20and%20grace.pdf},
	abstract = {To increase the interest and engagement of middle school students in science and technology, the InterFaces project has created virtual museum guides that are in use at the Museum of Science, Boston. The characters use natural language interaction and have near photoreal appearance to increase and presents reports from museum staff on visitor reaction},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th {International} {Conference} on {Intelligent} {Virtual} {Agents} ({IVA} 2010)},
	author = {Swartout, William and Traum, David and Artstein, Ron and Noren, Dan and Debevec, Paul and Bronnenkant, Kerry and Williams, Josh and Leuski, Anton and Narayanan, Shrikanth and Piepol, Diane and Lane, H. Chad and Morie, Jacquelyn and Aggarwal, Priti and Liewer, Matt and Chiang, Jen-Yuan and Gerten, Jillian and Chu, Selina and White, Kyle},
	month = sep,
	year = {2010},
	keywords = {Graphics, Learning Sciences, Virtual Humans, Virtual Worlds}
}
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