This video demonstrates the Thalamus framework, which is based on SAIBA and extends it by adding a perceptual loop. It enables different characters to interact while still being susceptible to interaction with the environment, through the perceptual loop, thus allowing embodied characters to perform continuous interaction in real physical environments.
The framework was tested in a case study involving a NAO and an EMYS robots, and also an interaction by a human.
The video is associated with a paper published at the Intelligent Virtual Agents IVA'2012, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.
The pdf of the paper can be accessed here: gaips.inesc-id.pt/gaips/component/gaips/publications/showPublicationPdf?pid=253&format=raw