A Model for Generating and Animating Groups of Virtual Agents

  • Marta Becker Villamil
  • Soraia Raupp Musse
  • Luiz Paulo Luna de Oliveira
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2792)

Abstract

This paper presents a model to generate and animate groups which emerge as a function of interaction among virtual agents. The agents are characterized through the following parameters: sociability, communication, comfort, perception and memory. The emergent groups are characterized through the cohesion parameter which describes the homogeneity of ideas of the group members. In this work we are mainly interested in investigating the formation of groups (membership and time for grouping), the groups characterization (cohesion parameter) and their visual representation (group formation). The overall results suggest that the interaction among agents contributes to larger groups and higher crowd cohesion values.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Becker Villamil
    • 1
  • Soraia Raupp Musse
    • 1
  • Luiz Paulo Luna de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Masters in Applied ComputingUniversity of Vale do Rio dos SinosSao LeopoldoBrazil

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