Extempo Systems is a new
company that designs and builds synthetic actors for incorporation
into interactive products for entertainment, education, and
Project at Carnegie-Mellon University headed by Joseph Bates. The Oz
Project is engaged in building technology and art to create high-quality
interactive drama. Among other things, they are interested in believable
agents and computer-generated narrative.
The Software Agent
Group at MIT under Pattie Maes. This group is more generally
interested in designing agents that can learn, collaborate, and plan.
Several of their projects have involved believable, interactive
The Media Research Laboratory at NYU.
This lab, directed by Ken Perlin, created the animation system used in our
master/servant scenarios. They are also
interested in immersive environments and behavioral scripting for animated
and Affect Project at the University of Birmingham. Aaron Sloman,
Glyn Humphreys and his students are working on intelligent, human-like
agents that have motivations and goals.
Characters research project is beginning under the direction of Bruce
Blumberg at MIT. His group aims to create intelligent, interactive
characters for storytelling, games, and Web-based worlds.
Clark Elliott's Affective Reasoning
Project. The goal of this project is to build systems that can reason
about and model human emotions and which are embedded in multimedia
Project at North Carolina State University, under the direction of
James Lester and Patrick FitzGerald. This project is interested in
creating intelligent, lifelike 3D graphical characters to enhance
educational software systems.