시간: 12/5, 오전 11시
장소: 신공학관 355호
강사: Prof. Aniket Bera
Title: "Designing Emotionally-Intelligent Digital Humans that Move, Express, and Feel Like Us!"
The creation of intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) or digital humans is vital for many virtual and augmented reality systems. As the world increasingly uses digital and virtual platforms for ever yday communication and interactions, there is a heightened need to create human-like virtual avatars and agents endowed with social and emotional intelligence. Interactions between humans and virtual agents are being used in different areas including, VR, games and story-telling, computer-aided design, social robotics, and healthcare. Designing and building intelligent agents that can communicate and connect with people is necessary but not sufficient. Researchers must also consider how these IVAs will inspire trust and desire among humans. Knowing the perceived affective states and social-psychological constructs (such as behavior, emotions, psychology, motivations, and beliefs) of humans in such scenarios allows the agents to make more informed decisions and navigate and interact in a socially intelligent manner.
In this talk, I will give an overview of our recent work on simulating intelligent, interactive, and immersive human-like agents who can also learn, understand and be sentient to the world around them using a combination of emotive gestures, gaits, and expressions. Finally, I will also talk about our many ongoing projects which use our AI-driven IVAs, including intelligent digital humans for urban simulation, mental health and therapy applications, and social robotics.
About the speaker:
Aniket Bera is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. He directs the interdisciplinary research IDEAS Lab (Intelligent Design for Empathetic and Augmented Systems) at Purdue, working on modeling the "human" and "social" aspects using AI in Robotics, Graphics, and Vision. His core research interests are in Affective Computing, Computer Graphics (AR/VR, Augmented Intelligence, Multi-Agent Simulation), Autonomous Agents, Cognitive modeling, and planning for intelligent characters. He is currently serving as the Senior Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) in the area of "Planning and Simulation". His work has won multiple awards at top Graphics/VR conferences. He has prev iously worked in many research labs, including Disney Research and Intel. Aniket's research has been featured on CBS, WIRED, Forbes, FastCompany, Times of India, etc. Find out more about Aniket here: http://cs.purdue.edu/~ab.