Virtual Humans also process and respond to human emotions, which are essential in communication processes.
The authors of this project are trying to simulate how the influence of emotions could change the decision making process.
The rapport project uses machine vision and prosody analysis to create Virtual Humans that can detect and respond in real-time to human gestures, facial expressions and emotional cues and create a sense of rapport.
The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) of the USC has created a Virtual Human Toolkit with the goal of reducing some of the complexities inherent to creating Virtual Humans.
The JUST-TALK application, presented on the video, interacted with students in a role-playing virtual environment designed to train law enforcement personnel in dealing with subjects that present symptoms of serious mental illness.