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Icelandic Students of Computer Science Awarded

Two students in computer science at Reykjavík University, Bjarni Thór Árnason and Aegir Thorsteinsson, received awards for their joint final project during a recent international conference in Tokyo on intelligent virtual agents.

Árnason accepts one of the awards at the Tokyo conference.

Their project, which they worked in cooperation with the University of Southern California, is called “CADIA BML Realizer” and is an open collection of tools to visualize and animate virtual persons in 3D worlds.

It is the first animation machine which receives animation codes in the BML format (Behavior Markup Language), which is a new international standard on the exact coordination of the body’s movements.

The project was undertaken as part of a competition between students in relation to the conference. Árnason and Thorsteinsson shared the first prize with another team but also received a special prize for their project, chosen by the attendees of the conference.

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