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Conference Papers Year : 2014

An interaction abstraction model for seamless avatar exchange in CVET


Collaboration and interaction between users and virtual humans in virtual environments is a crucial challenge, notably for Collaborative Virtual Environments for Training (CVET). A training procedure, indeed, often involves several actors: trainees, teammates and many times a trainer. Yet, a major benefit of CVET is to propose to users to be trained even if the required number of person needed by the procedure is not available. Therefore, almost every CVET use autonomous virtual humans to replace the missing person. In this paper, we present the main results of our project that aims at improving the effective collaboration between users and virtual humans involved in a complex task within CVET. Using an entity called the "Shell", we are able to wrap the features common to both users and virtual humans. It gives us an abstraction level to pool the management of the main processes useful to control an avatar, interact with the environment and gather knowledge from a CVET. Besides, the Shell allows seamless exchange of avatars during a procedure. Thanks to the Shell, the exchange can be carried out at any time during a task while preserving all the data associated to a role in a procedure.
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Rozenn Bouville Berthelot, Thomas Lopez, Florian Nouviale, Valérie Gouranton, Bruno Arnaldi. An interaction abstraction model for seamless avatar exchange in CVET. 2014 International Workshop on Collaborative Virtual Environments (3DCVE), IEEE VR, Mar 2014, Minneapolis, United States. ⟨hal-01018825⟩
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