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Modeling human behaviour in virtual humans

Modeling human behaviour in virtual humans

This video was recorded at 5th International Conference on Cognitive Systems 2012, Vienna. This talk builds on insights into how humans cope with emotion to guide the design of virtual humans. Although coping is increasingly viewed in the psychological literature as having a central role in human adaptive behavior, it has been largely ignored in computational models of emotion. In this talk, I show how psychological research on the interplay between human emotion, cognition and coping behavior can serve as a central organizing principle for the behavior of human-like autonomous agents. A detailed domain-independent model of coping is presented based on this framework that significantly extends our previous work. We argue that this perspective provides novel insights into realizing adaptive behavior.


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