Research

Interagens collaborates on research projects about e-learning, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence.

For instance Interagens has been partner of the European project "eCircus", which has realized several virtual characters for teaching social skills to children and teen-agers, in particular the abilities to deal with bullying and with cultural integration. The characters perform an educational role-play and users -who can directly interact with them- can learn the most effective behaviors to perform in several situations. Interagens has used Artificial Intelligence techniques for contributing to the development of the software system that controls the characters. Visit the "Portfolio" page to learn more.
Images of the results of the European project eCircus:
eCircus: Fearnot videogame against bullying eCircus: Orient videogame on cultural integration eCircus: users of the Orient videogame eCircus: Virtual Tutor in the Orient videogame
"FearNot!" videogame against bullying "Orient" videogame for learning cultural integration Users of the "Orient" videogame Virtual Tutor on a mobile phone in the "Orient" videogame
The eCircus project has been co-funded with overall 2,6M euros by the VI Framework Program of the European Union (IV Call of priority "Information Society Technologies", contract num. IST-4-027656-STP). The consortium, besides Interagens, was formed by 8 academic partner in UK, Germany, and Portugal (Heriot-Watt University, University of Hertfordshire, University of Warwick, University of Sunderland, University of Bamberg, University of Augsburg, University of Wuerzberg, INESC-ID).