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      Storytelling and VR: Inducing emotions through AI characters

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      Proceedings of EVA London 2022 (EVA 2022)
      Use of new and emerging technologies in Digital Art, Data, Scientific and Creative Visualisation, Digitally Enhanced Reality and Everyware, 2D and 3D Imaging, Display and Printing, Mobile Applications, Museums and Collections, Music, Performing arts, and Technologies, Open Source and Technologies, Preservation of Digital Visual Culture, Virtual Cultural Heritage, Ethical Issues, Historical Issues, Digital Culture, Artificial Intelligence, NFTs
      4–8 July 2022
      VR, Storytelling, AI, Emotions, Immersion, Affective computing
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            Abstract

            Recent forms of virtual reality (VR) have changed the way people interact with moving images in the entertainment and the games industry, as well as the way the content is created. Technological advances in VR have given an opportunity to create simulated environments that users can immerse themselves in, and sense almost as a real experience by combining film techniques and interactive media approaches. Storytelling in VR presents various challenges due to the spatial properties of the medium. Research suggests that engaging Non-Player Characters (NPCs) enhance storytelling and can do so by communicating emotions. Most VR war experiences use the concept of morale and emotions applied to a group of soldiers or individual characters. To address the need for more believable AI characters in VR, this project will investigate how emotions can be communicated more effectively in a VR war application. VR companies are increasingly using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud technologies to develop a stronger ecosystem for NPCs. However, there are still significant number of limitations in terms of technology and immersive storytelling for VR with characters and props paying significant role for creating convincing VR experiences. This project will therefore aim to enhance storytelling in VR by inducing emotions through AI characters in a war environment inspired by realistic events from WWII.

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            Conference
            July 2022
            July 2022
            : 198-204
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            [0001]University of Greenwich

            London, UK
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            10.14236/ewic/EVA2022.37
            43fafcef-8724-4a81-b497-cd8ad5ccd004
            © Pyjas et al. Published by BCS Learning & Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2022, UK

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            Proceedings of EVA London 2022
            EVA 2022
            London
            4–8 July 2022
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Use of new and emerging technologies in Digital Art, Data, Scientific and Creative Visualisation, Digitally Enhanced Reality and Everyware, 2D and 3D Imaging, Display and Printing, Mobile Applications, Museums and Collections, Music, Performing arts, and Technologies, Open Source and Technologies, Preservation of Digital Visual Culture, Virtual Cultural Heritage, Ethical Issues, Historical Issues, Digital Culture, Artificial Intelligence, NFTs
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Storytelling,AI,Emotions,Immersion,Affective computing,VR

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