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Intelligent Virtual Agents

Volume 2792 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 175-180

Behavioral Animation of Autonomous Virtual Agents Helped by Reinforcement Learning

  • Toni CondeAffiliated withVirtual Reality Lab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
  • , William TambelliniAffiliated withVirtual Reality Lab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
  • , Daniel ThalmannAffiliated withVirtual Reality Lab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

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Abstract

Our research focuses on the behavioral animation of virtual humans who are capable of taking actions by themselves. In this paper we will deal more specifically with Reinforcement Learning methodologies, which integrate in an original way the RL agent and the Autonomous Virtual Agent in a Virtual Environment. With the help of a Virtual Environment in the form of a town, we shall demonstrate that it is indeed the learning process and not the optimization of RL, which is used by the AVAs.