Authors: Dale-Marie Wilson, Raghavi Sakpal
The popularity of game shows is strongly influenced by the unique personalities of their hosts. These personalities veritably become the trademarks of their respective shows. In the current development of virtual humans, unique personalities are not a primary objective. Dr. Chestr is an interactive virtual game show host that exhibits a personality designed to increase user engagement. This iteration of the Dr. Chestr show presents user with questions about the C++ programming language and allows the user to communicate with him using the most natural form of interaction, speech. This paper describes the design and implementation of the personality-infused Dr. Chestr virtual human and his game show environment.