Virtual Reality

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 95–106 | Cite as

A high-level architecture for believable social agents

  • A. Guye-VuillèmeEmail author
  • D. Thalmann


The creation of virtual humans capable of behaving and interacting realistically with each other requires the development of autonomous believable social agents. Standard goal-oriented approaches are not well suited to it because they don't take into account important characteristics identified by the social sciences. This paper tackles the issue of a general social reasoning mechanism, discussing its basic functional requirements using a sociological perspective, and proposing a high-level architecture based on Roles, Norms, Values and Types.


Socially believable agents Socially intelligent virtual agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Graphics LaboratorySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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