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1st Edition

Virtual Reality Designs

ISBN 9780367510060
Published June 30, 2021 by CRC Press
258 Pages 8 Color & 121 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Virtual Reality is not real life. Instead it is life-like creations using computer-generated scenarios. Human behavior is replicated in virtual scenarios, where every detail is controlled by computers, and in situations that can be repeated under the same conditions.

Based on technology and design, the user can experience presence. In the virtual world, users are embodied in avatars that represent them and are the means to interact with the virtual environment. Avatars are graphical models that behave on behalf of the human behind them. The user avatar is a proxy that also backs interaction with others, allowing computer-mediated interactions.

Analyses directed to understand people’s perceptions, personal and social behavior in computer mediated interactions, comprise a multidisciplinary area of study that involves, among others, computer science, psychology and sociology. In the last two decades a number of studies supported by Virtual Reality have been conducted to understand human behavior, in some cases the implications of the technology, or to reproduce artificial human behavior. This book presents a collection of studies from recognized researchers in the area.

Table of Contents

Virtual reality as a tool for behavior analysis and applications

Nora Edith Rangel Bernal, Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón and Carlos de Jesús Torres Ceja

Navigating in Virtual Reality

Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón1, Graciela Lara López and Elsa Estrada Guzman

User modeling systems adapted to virtual environments

Graciela Lara López, Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón, José Paladines, and Francisco Rubio

Synthetic Perception and Decision-Making for Autonomous Virtual Humans in Virtual Reality Applications

Hector Rafael Orozco Aguirre, Daniel Thalmann, and Felix Francisco Ramos Corchado

An internal model for characters in Virtual Environments: emotion, mood and personality

Frank Julca, Gonzalo Me´ ndez, and Raquel Herva´ s

Pedagogical agents as virtual tutors: applications and future trends in Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Virtual Learning Environments

Hector Rafael Orozco Aguirre

Gamification in Virtual Reality Environments for the integration of highly effective teams

Mirna Muñoz, Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón, and Luis Hernández

Integrating Virtual Reality into Learning-Objects based courses

Jaime Muñoz-Arteag and Héctor Cardona Reyes

Virtual simulation of road traffic based on Multi-agent systems

Hector Rafael Orozco Aguirre, Maricela Quintana Lopez, Saul Lazcano Salas, and Victor Manuel L Moreno

The sense of touch as the last frontier in Virtual Reality technology

Jonatan Martínez, Arturo S. García, Miguel Oliver, Pascual González, and José P. Molina

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Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón received her doctoral degree cum laude in Informatics Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. Currently, she is a researcher professor at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. Her main areas of interest are virtual reality, mainly on its application for teamwork, and gamification.

Graciela Lara López received her Ph.D. in Software and Systems in 2016 from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. A Master in Information Systems in 2003 and Degree in Computer Science in 2000 from the Universidad de Guadalajara. Her areas of interest are in virtual reality, mainly on its application for training, 3D object modeling, and spatial mental models. She is an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.

Hécor Rafael Orozco Aguirre is a full-time professor Autonomous University of Mexico State, Mexico. In 2011, he was awarded by the Mexican Society of Artificial Intelligence to the Third Best Doctoral Thesis nationwide. Currently, he works on Research Projects related to Simulation of Crime Prediction and Anticipation Strategies for its Control and Reduction, Virtual Tutors for the Improvement of Educational Teaching, as well as Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation of Vehicle Traffic and Pedestrian Behavior.


"This text consists of ten chapters presenting varied information on virtual reality and artificial intelligence topics. Several chapters contain interesting information on the design of specific virtual environments for learners."

— J. M. King, emeritus, University of Georgia, Choice Feb 2022 Vol 59