A Framework for Building Intelligent Software Assistants for Virtual Worlds

Abraham Guerra, Pace University

Abstract

This research effort describes how to use intelligent assistants to facilitate the virtual world experience. There are several challenges facing users of virtual worlds, including finding and getting to meetings in virtual worlds. We propose a framework for developing virtual agents in a robust and extensible manner based on cognitive architectures. This cognitive approach permits us to develop agents that can provide assistance with a variety of tasks. The design of our framework also permits us to develop agents that are independent of any particular virtual world and are available across multiple virtual worlds. Furthermore, our framework can be used to develop virtual agents with potential value in real situations. This dissertation describes the framework and gives a detailed example.^

Subject Area

Computer Science

Recommended Citation

Abraham Guerra, "A Framework for Building Intelligent Software Assistants for Virtual Worlds" (January 1, 2011). ETD Collection for Pace University. Paper AAI3462987.
http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/dissertations/AAI3462987

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