A Virtual Human Agent Model with Behaviour Based on Feeling Exhaustion

  • Jan Treur
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5579)


A computational agent model for monitoring and control of a virtual human agent’s resources and exhaustion is presented. It models a physically grounded intelligent decision making process within the agent model for physical effort to be spent. Simulation results are discussed, and a formal analysis is presented on conditions under which the agent model functions properly, for example, such that it can be used to avoid running out of resources. Finally, the model is related to a model for monitoring or simulating a person’s heart rate.


Agent Model Critical Power Resource Level Front Position Complete Exhaustion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Treur
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  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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