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Avatars - 3D Characters or Humanoid Robots as a Key for Future Interaction

Ahmad Hoirul Basori

King Abdulaziz University


Facial modelling Facial expression 

Humanoid robots Human-robot interaction Emotion expression Facial expression Emotion states Character modelling Animation control Character interaction Gesture tracking Gaze tracking

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Avatars are a representation of the humanoid character widely used in the virtual environment or robotics. They are very useful for real-life simulations due to their capability of mimicking the human form and behaviour. The development of avatars involved several domains with the expectation that they become capable to behave as close as humans. This book will address the problems related to avatars and humanoid robots as well as how to interact naturally with them. It will provide methods for facial expression, character animation, humanoid robots, emotion and natural interaction. This book will also discuss the leading researches and challenges in developing and using avatars for the upcoming era where humans will use them as a virtual assistants or maybe as their virtual friends with a component of social interaction.

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Ahmad Hoirul Basori

King Abdulaziz University

Ahmad Hoirul Basori, received B.Sc (Software Engineering) degree from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya in 2004 and the Ph.D (Computer Graphics) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor, in 2011. In the same year, he has been appointed as Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. From 2013-2016, he has worked as an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Computing and Information Technology Rabigh, King Abdulaziz University. In 2016, he was promoted to Associate Professor rank in Faculty of Computing and Information Technology Rabigh, King Abdulaziz University. He is the member of Editorial boards of several international journals, and he has published more than 80 articles. He is also a member of professional membership IEEE, ACM SIGGRAPH, IAENG and Senior Member of IACSIT. His research interests include Computer Graphics, Facial Animation, Cloth Simulation, Medical Visualization, Haptic Interaction, Man Machine Interaction and Robotics.

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