This paper reports on initial investigation of two emerging technologies, FaceFX and Smartbody, capable of creating life-like animations for embodied conversational agents (ECAs) such as the AVATAR agent. Real-time rendering and animation generation technologies can enable rapid adaptation of ECAs to changing circumstances. The benefits of each package are discussed.
Schuetzler, Ryan M. and Wilson, David W., "Real-time Embodied Agent Adaptation" (2013). Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Faculty Proceedings & Presentations. 26.