ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 1    Issue : 4    Date : August 2006

Corroborating Emotion Theory with Role Theory and Agent Technology: a Framework for
Designing Emotional Agents as Tutoring Entities
Bogdan Florin Marin, Axel Hunger, and Stefan Werner
Page(s): 29-40
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The use of animated agents in computer based learning environments as a tutoring paradigm can
be benefic and increase the learners’ motivation. This paper discusses the premises under which
synthetic agents can be pedagogically effective as tutors in a collaborative learning environment.
This research is a follow-up of our previous investigation on usage of agent technology in distance
learning environments. This work will highlight a framework for creating believable synthetic agents.

Index Terms
Agent Technology, Emotion Theory, Role Theory, Human Computer Interaction