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Virtual agents are traditionally constrained in their embod- iment, as they are restricted to one form of body. We propose allowing them to change their embodiment in order to expand their capabili- ties. This presents users with a number of di±culties in maintaining the identity of the agents, but these can be overcome by using identity cues, certain features that remain constant across embodiment forms. This pa- per outlines an experiment that examines these identity cues, and shows that they can be used to help address this identity problem.
Martin, A., O'Hare, M.P., & Duffy, R. (2005). Maintaining the Identity of Dynamically Embodied Agents.Proceedings of the 5th. International Working Conference on Intelligent Working Agents (IVA),,Kos, Greece, pg. 454-465. doi:10.1007/11550617_38