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North­eastern con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of researchers for the 2014 Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Intel­li­gent Vir­tual Agents, where experts dis­cussed and show­cased avatars that could be used in a variety of health­care applications.

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Virtual humans, programmed to feel

Newly appointed pro­fessor Stacy Marsella develops com­puter pro­grams that sim­u­late human emo­tions, giving vir­tual humans the same ability as people to convey emo­tion through facial expres­sions and hand gestures.

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Your iPhone gets emotional

Vir­tual humans, rela­tional robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-​​tracking tech­nolo­gies were among the inno­v­a­tive research projects high­lighted at a day­long con­fer­ence at North­eastern that explored the inter­sec­tion of emo­tion sci­ence and technology.

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