Modeling Spatiotemporal Uncertainty in Dynamic Virtual Environments

  • S. Vosinakis
  • G. Anastassakis
  • T. Panayiotopoulos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4722)


Current virtual agent [1] control architectures involve representations of the environment that must be adequate for effective deliberative behaviour rather than simple encoding of the environment’s state. Hence, they must take into account the element of uncertainty that is inherent to perceptual processes, in the form of predicting the future state of perceivable parts of the environment or the current state of non-perceivable parts. A number of approaches have been proposed to deal with uncertainty. A large proportion introducing uncertainty as a means towards increased perceptual believability [2]. A different group attempts to deal with inherent uncertainty in a variety of ways [3,4]. Although substantial benefits are gained in both cases, prediction over time is rarely addressed, while potential knowledge on targets’ intentions remains largely unexploited.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Vosinakis
    • 1
  • G. Anastassakis
    • 2
  • T. Panayiotopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the Aegean, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Hermoupolis, SyrosGreece
  2. 2.University of Piraeus, Department of Informatics, PiraeusGreece

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