Relational agents: A critical review

Campbell, Robert H., Grimshaw, Mark and Green, Gill ORCID: 0000-0001-9665-0734 (2009) Relational agents: A critical review. The Open Virtual Reality Journal, 1. p. 1. ISSN 1875-323X

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Abstract

Relationships between people who meet in virtual worlds are common and these relationships can be long term, in some cases lasting a life-time. Although relationships formed in virtual worlds have invited a lot of recent interest, surprisingly little work has been done on developing computer agents and non-player characters that can actively participate in such relationships. The focus of this review is relational agents, agents that can build long term socioemotional relationships with users. In virtual worlds, such agents are just starting to emerge; they are more common in other environments but remain few and far between. This review critically assesses the progress of relational agent development and research since their inception in 2005, proposes new areas of research and considers the potential for their exploitation in virtual worlds.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Bentham Open. http://www.bentham.org/open/tovrj/
Divisions: School of Creative Technologies > Games Computing and software engineering
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 09:13
Identification Number: 10.2174/1875323X00901010001
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/248

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