I. Barakonyi, T. Psik, D. Schmalstieg:
"Agents That Talk And Hit Back: Animated Agents in Augmented Reality";
in: "Proc. IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2004", IEEE Computer Society, 2004, S. 141 - 150.

Kurzfassung englisch:
AR Puppet is a hierarchical animation framework for
Augmented Reality agents, which is a novel research area
combining Augmented Reality (AR), Sentient Computing
and Autonomous Animated Agents into a single coherent
human-computer interface paradigm. While Sentient
Computing systems use the physical environment as an
input channel, AR outputs virtual information superimposed
on real world objects. To enhance man-machine
communication with more natural and efficient
information presentation, this framework adds animated
agents to AR applications that make autonomous
decisions based on their perception of the real
environment. These agents are able to turn physical
objects into interactive, responsive entities collaborating
with both anthropomorphic and non-anthropomorphic
virtual characters, extending AR with a previously
unexplored output modality. AR Puppet explores the
requirements for context-aware animated agents
concerning visualization, appearance, behavior, in
addition to associated technologies and application
areas. A demo application with a virtual repairman
collaborating with an augmented LEGO® robot
illustrates our concepts.

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