Late-Breaking Report: Natural Turn-Taking with Embodied Conversational Agents

Jonathan Ehret, Andrea Bönsch, Torsten Wolfgang Kuhlen
IEEE Virtual Humans and Crowds for Immersive Environments (VHCIE), 2022

Adding embodied conversational agents (ECAs) to immersive virtual environments (IVEs) becomes relevant in various application scenarios, for example, conversational systems. For successful interactions with these ECAs, they have to behave naturally, i.e. in the way a user would expect a real human to behave. Teaming up with acousticians and psychologists, we strive to explore turn-taking in VR-based interactions between either two ECAs or an ECA and a human user.

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