Using virtual human technology, scientists, programmers and graphic artists at the Institute for Creative Technologies in Los Angeles have created realistic environments featuring computer generated characters. These lifelike characters respond to your movements and answer questions within 250 milliseconds - real time for human conversation. What started as an Army training project is pushing the frontiers of virtual technology, creating ever more realistic interactions, even striving to add emotion.
“The goal of this kind of research, down the road, is to really blur that barrier between what is real and what is virtual,” says Dr. Jonathan Gratch, a virtual human research scientist.
Interactive Digital Media
Virtual Human Technology
Natural Language Understanding