Intelligent Agent
On this website you are able to use a variety of intelligent agents to guide and assist you in performing many tasks. To be able to use the agents, read the system requirements below and then follow the step-by-step instructions.

Step-by-step Instructions

Sapi 5.1 (50MB)
For Win 98, Me, NT, 2000, and XP systems.
Download Sapi 5.1
Choose Agent
Click a character icon below to choose an agent. The characters are obtained from Haptek Inc.

Internet Explorer 6
Download Internet Explorer
System Requirements
  • A PentiumII\PentiumII-equivalent or later processor at 233 MHz with 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM is recommended, Windows® XP/2000/NT/Me/98,
  • A screen resolution of atleast 1024x768,
  • Sound card (Full-duplex sound card from the PC 99 list recommended),
  • Microsoft SAPI3, SAPI4, SAPI5 compliant recognizers and synthesizers,
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later version. Users of Windows NT 4 with any version of the service packs require Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later. Download the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • If you do not have a speech synthesizer installed on your system, you can download the latest Microsoft SAPI5.1 speech technology by clicking on the button above.
Other Avatar Systems

The following animated avatar systems offer other features and capabilities.
Flipz Flipz
Create your own Flash-based avatar and use it in your own Flash animations. The avatar creation software only runs on Windows and comes with 2 characters, but a free registration on Flipz's site gives you 8 additional characters.
Gizmoz Gizmoz
Upload your own facial photo to create an avatar based on you. Select elements for your avatar's appearance, including clothing, hair, accessories and more. Upload your own audio or enter text for automatic text-to-speech generation. Gizmoz's site provides a personal message system using avatars.
Klonies Klonies
Choose a wide variety of appearance elements, such as faces, clothing, accessories and more for your cartoon-like avatar. Klonies can only be used within the Skype internet-based communication application.
SitePal SitePal
At $9.95 per month, you can embed your 2D avatar on your web site. Upload your own audio or use automatic text-to-speech generation. You can also change your avatar's voice message via phone. SitePal's AI Knowledge Base allows users to interactively chat with your avatar on 23,000 topics.
FaceGen FaceGen
Stand-alone parametric face modeling software for Windows. Create faces from one or more photographs, or at random, and allows edits in over 150 ways, including race, age and gender.
Fix8 Fix8
Using facial-tracking technology, Fix8 lets you create a variety of creative customizations from avatars and accessories to animated sounds and expressions are available for use in the multimedia online space.


Avatar Systems In Development
EON Human EON Human
Still in development, EON Human uses a single picture to generate a highly accurate 3D model of a face or body, which can then be used for animated avatars and other applications.
Microsoft Research Microsoft Research
A Microsoft research project working to create better and more realistic models and animations of humans. Current work includes facial expressions and reflectance, eye gaze, and improved shape and animation.


3D Character Development
Evolver Evolver
Evolver allows you to create a fully automatic face and body character rig including mesh binding and custom skin weights. Character models can be used in games, virtual worlds, and other 3DI applications.
Image Metrics Image Metrics
The Image Metrics service creates 3D models without using markers to create more realistic faces for in-game sequences or pre-rendered cinematics.


For additional information about the Center contact:
Professor Ahmed K. Noor
Director, Center for Advanced Engineering Environments
aknoor@odu.edu

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