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Equipping a Lifelike Animated Agent with a Mind

Chen, Liming, Bechkoum, Kamal and Clapworhty, Gordon (2001) Equipping a Lifelike Animated Agent with a Mind. In: Intelligent Virtual Agents. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 72-85. ISBN 3-540-42570-5 [Book section]

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DOI: 10.1007/3-540-44812-8_7


This paper presents a computational mind model for lifelike animated agents. It consists of a motivational system and an emotional system. The motivational system guides an agent’s behaviour by generating goals. The emotional system exerts further control over the agent’s behaviour by regulating and modulating the way that behaviour is undertaken. The mind model is embedded in a layered hierarchical agent architecture that provides a framework and flexible way of modelling these system’s influence on each other, and ultimately on the behaviour of lifelike agents. The mind model together with the agent architecture is implemented using a logical formalism, i.e. the Event Calculus. We have followed this approach to develop and control an animated lifelike agent operating in a virtual campus.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:8372
Deposited By: Dr Liming Chen
Deposited On:09 Mar 2010 12:45
Last Modified:09 May 2016 10:54

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