Print Email Facebook Twitter Characters with personality! Title Characters with personality! Author van den Bosch, K. Brandenburgh, A. Muller, T.J. Heuvelink, A. Contributor Nakano, Y. (editor) Publication year 2012 Abstract Serious games offer an opportunity for learning communication skills by practicing conversations with one or more virtual characters, provided that the character(s) behave in accordance with their assigned properties and strate-gies. This paper presents an approach for developing virtual characters by using the Belief-Desire-Intentions (BDI) concept. The BDI-framework was used to equip virtual characters with personality traits, and make them act accordingly. A sales game was developed as context: the player-trainee is a real-estates salesman; the virtual character is a potential buyer. The character could be modeled to behave either extravert or introvert; agreeable or non-agreeable; and combinations thereof. A human subjects study was conducted to examine whether naïve players experience the personality of the virtual characters in ac-cordance with their assigned profile. The results unequivocally show that they do. The proposed approach is shown to be effective in creating individualized characters, it is flexible, and it is relatively easy to scale, adapt, and re-use de-veloped models. Subject HumanTPI - Training & Performance Innovations PCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesTrainingInformation Societyintelligent agentsbehavior modelingtrainingpersonalityvirtual charactersserious gamingBDIgames To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e19af3eb-721c-40de-afe9-319aecbd0dd2 TNO identifier 461892 Publisher Springer, Berlin ; Heidelberg Source Proceedings of the Inteligent Virtual Agents (IVA) Held at: Santa Cruz, CA, 426-439 Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) LNAI Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.