ASAPREALIZER

Abstract: AsapRealizer (successor to Elckerlyc and ACE) is a BML Realizer (behavior generator) for incremental, fluent, multimodal interaction with a virtual human or robot. It can be downloaded from the website at http://asap- project.org.

Keywords:

Elckerlyc, BML Realizer, BMLT, continuous Interaction, Asaprealizer

Description

The Articulated Social Agents Platform (ASAP) provides a collection of software modules for social robots and virtual humans jointly developed by the Sociable Agents group (SoA) in Bielefeld and the Human Media Interaction group (HMI) in Twente. In addition to a collection of tools, we also provide the means (through middleware, architecture concepts and shared build and deployment strategies) to compose virtual human or robot applications in which the tools are embedded. Our current work focuses on AsapRealizer (successor to Elckerlyc and ACE), a BML Realizer (behavior generator) for incremental, fluent, multimodal interaction with a virtual human or robot, and IPAACA, a middleware that implements an incremental processing architecture in a distributed fashion.

Publications related to this showcase are:

2013

Journal Papers

H. van Welbergen, D. Reidsma and J. Zwiers Multimodal plan representation for adaptable BML scheduling. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 27(2):305-327, 2013 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

2012

Contributions to Proceedings

D. Reidsma and H. van Welbergen Elckerlyc in practice - on the integration of a BML Realizer in real applications. in Proceedings of the 4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011), Revised Selected Papers, A.S. Camurri and C. Costa (eds), Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, volume 78, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 83-92, 2012 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

R. Klaassen, J. Hendrix, D. Reidsma and H.J.A. op den Akker Elckerlyc goes mobile: enabling technology for ECAs in mobile applications. in The Sixth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, XPS (Xpert Publishing Services), pp. 41-47, 2012 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

H. van Welbergen, D. Reidsma and S. Kopp An incremental multimodal realizer for behavior co-articulation and coordination. in 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2012, Y. Nakano, M. Neff, A. Paiva and M.A. Walker (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 7502, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 175-188, 2012 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

2011

Dissertations

H. van Welbergen Behavior Generation for Interpersonal Coordination with Virtual Humans: on Specifying, Scheduling and Realizing Multimodal Virtual Human Behavior. PhD Thesis, University of Twente, September 09 2011, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, Pages: 273, Promotors: A. Nijholt, Ass. Promotors: Z.M. Ruttkay and D. Reidsma, 2011 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

Journal Papers

D. Reidsma, I.A. de Kok, D. Neiberg, S. Pammi, B. van Straalen, K.P. Truong and H. van Welbergen Continuous Interaction with a Virtual Human. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, A.A. Salah and T. Gevers (eds), 4(2):97-118, 2011 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

Contributions to Proceedings

H. van Welbergen, Y. Xu, M. Thiebaux, W.W. Feng, J. Fu, D. Reidsma and A. Shapiro Demonstrating and Testing the BML Compliance of BML Realizers. in 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2011, H.H. Vilhjálmsson, S. Kopp, S. Marsella and K.R. Thórisson (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 6895, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 269-281, 2011 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

G. Solano Méndez and D. Reidsma A BML Based Embodied Conversational Agent for a Personality Detection Program. in International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2011), H.H. Vilhjálmsson, S. Kopp, S. Marsella and K.R. Thórisson (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 6895, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 468-469, 2011 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

D. Reidsma, H. van Welbergen and J. Zwiers Multimodal Plan Representation for Adaptable BML Scheduling. in International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2011, H.H. Vilhjálmsson, S. Kopp, S. Marsella and K.R. Thórisson (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 6895, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 296-308, 2011 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

2010

Journal Papers

H. van Welbergen, D. Reidsma, Z.M. Ruttkay and J. Zwiers Elckerlyc - A BML Realizer for continuous, multimodal interaction with a Virtual Human. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 3(4):271-284, 2010 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

H. van Welbergen, B.J.H. van Basten, A. Egges, Z.M. Ruttkay and M.H. Overmars Real Time Animation of Virtual Humans: A Trade-off Between Naturalness and Control. Computer Graphics Forum, 29(8):2530-2554, 2010 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

Contributions to Proceedings

D. Reidsma, K.P. Truong, H. van Welbergen, D. Neiberg, S. Pammi, I.A. de Kok and B. van Straalen Continuous Interaction with a Virtual Human. in Proceedings of the 6th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces (eNTERFACE’10), A.A. Salah and T. Gevers (eds), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, pp. 24-39, 2010 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

H. van Welbergen, D. Reidsma and J. Zwiers A Demonstration of Continuous Interaction with Elckerlyc. in Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation, MOG 2010, I. van der Sluis, K. Bergmann, C.M.J. van Hooijdonk and M. Theune (eds), CTIT Workshop Proceedings, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente, Enschede, pp. 51-57, 2010 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

D. Reidsma, H. van Welbergen, R.C. Paul, B.L.A. van de Laar and A. Nijholt Developing Educational and Entertaining Virtual Humans using Elckerlyc. in 9th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2010), S. Yang, R. Malaka, J. Hoshino and J.H. Han (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 6243, Springer Verlag, London, pp. 514-517, 2010 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

2009

Journal Papers

H. van Welbergen, J. Zwiers and Z.M. Ruttkay Real-Time Animation Using a Mix of Physical Simulation and Kinematics. Journal of Graphics, GPU, & Game Tools, 14(4):1-21, 2009 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

2008

Contributions to Proceedings

A. Nijholt, D. Reidsma, H. van Welbergen, H.J.A. op den Akker and Z.M. Ruttkay Mutually coordinated anticipatory multimodal interaction. in Verbal and Nonverbal Features of Human-Human and Human-Machine Interaction, A.M. Esposito, N.G. Bourbakis, N. Avouris and I. Hatzilygeroudis (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 5042, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 70-89, 2008 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints] 

2006

Journal Papers

H. van Welbergen, A. Nijholt, D. Reidsma and J. Zwiers Presenting in Virtual Worlds: Towards an Architecture for a 3D Presenter explaining 2D-Presented Information. IEEE Intelligent Systems, J. Hendler, D. Goren-Bar and O. Mayora-Ibarra (eds), 21(5):47-53, 2006 [pdf] [bibTeX] [e-prints]