Synthetic Emotension

Building Believability
  • Carlos Martinho
  • Mário Gomes
  • Ana Paiva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2792)

Abstract

We present our first steps towards a framework aiming at increasing the believability of synthetic characters through attentional and emotional control. The framework is based on the hypothesis that the agent mind works as a multi-layered natural evolution system, regulated by bio-digital mechanisms, such as synthetic emotions and synthetic attention, that qualitatively regulate the mind endless evolution. Built on this assumption, we are developing a semi-autonomous module extending the sensor-effector agent architecture, handling the primary emotensional aspects of the agent behavior thus, providing with the necessary elements to enrich its believability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Martinho
    • 1
  • Mário Gomes
    • 1
  • Ana Paiva
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoPorto SalvoPortugal

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