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N. Leßmann, A. Kranstedt, & I. Wachsmuth
Towards a cognitively motivated processing of turn-taking signals for the embodied conversational agent Max.

In AAMAS 2004 Workshop Proceedings: Embodied Conversational Agents: Balanced Perception and Action.,
(pp. 57-64). Conducted at AAMAS '04, New York.

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Max is a human-size conversational agent that employs synthetic speech, gesture, gaze, and facial display to act in cooperative construction tasks taking place in immersive virtual reality. In the mixed-initiative dialogs involved in our research scenario, turn-taking abilities and dialog competences play a crucial role for Max to appear as a convincing multimodal communication partner. The way how they rely on Max's perception of the user and, in special, how turn-taking signals are handled in the agent's cognitive architecture is the focus of this paper.

Nadine Lessmann, 27.07.2004
A. Kranstedt, 2.2.2005