Virtual characters, or bots, can play an important role in online learning and training within virtual 3D environments. Bots can role play in recreated scenarios, and interact with learners.
They may simply act, or react, according to specified dialog and learning storyline. They may also be embedded with artificial intelligent engines in support of free-form dialog. Either way, they are an effective component in replicating real world scenarios for training purposes.
Greeter bots are used to welcome staff and visitors upon entering virtual environments. They can be humanoid or look like some completely different. They are generally responsible for providing static messaging and presence within virtual spaces. They can also provide 3D products and contact information.
Bots can be modeled and programmed to take on real life attributes, thereby enhancing the learning experience. As trainees progress through replicated scenarios, the virtual characters can interact in compelling ways. They can animate, emote and carry on dialog according to the desired curriculum.