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Vendors, products & specifications
References
Company
Artificial Life
Avatar-Me
DA Group
Digimask
DigitalSpace
Commons
Geo-metricks
Haptek
URL
http://www.artificial-life.com
http://www.avatar-me.com
http://www.digital-
animations.com
http://www.digimask.com
http://www.digitalspace.com
http://www.geo-metricks.com
http://www.haptek.com
Activities and products
Develops intelligent agents
and conversational smart bots
Development of photo-
realistic avatars (more than
270,000)
e-learning Mentors,
Government Information
Agents, Avatar Marketeers,
Mobile Messengers,
Customer Service Agents,
Professional Services
Talking Head software:
LaunchPad creates digimask
head from a couple of real
person photographs
Tools for communication,
collaboration an visualisation
Avatars, 3D worlds
VirtualFriendŽ ­ photore-
alistic emoting characters
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