Tilt Riders: Improvisational Agents Who Know What the Scene Is about
The creation of autonomous agents for interactive narrative requires a heavy authorial effort, especially when the authors are concerned about integrating all possible story states in the agents behaviors. In this paper, we consider that the autonomous agents lack of narrative perspective over the action prevents them from successfully dealing with unpredicted story states. To deal with this problem we propose a conceptual model of story development for autonomous agents that endows narrative control to them. The proposed model is supported by our cognitive research with improvisational theatre actors and improvisational theatre theory.
KeywordsAutonomous Agents Emergent Narratives Improv
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Bates, J., Loyall, A., Scott Reilly, W.: An Architecture for Action, Emotion, and Social Behavior. Journal of Game Development 2(3) (1992)Google Scholar
- 2.Hayes-Roth, B., Sincoff, E., Brownston, L., Huard, R., Lent, B.: Directed improvisation with animated puppets. In: Proceedings of CHI 1995, p. 7980 (1995)Google Scholar
- 3.Cavazza, M., Charles, F., Steven, J.M.: Character-based interactive storytelling. IEEE Intelligent Systems 17, 1724 (2002)Google Scholar
- 4.Aylett, R., Louchart, S., Dias, J., Paiva, A., Vala, M., Woods, S., Hall, L.: Unscripted narrative for affectively driven characters. Proceedings of IEEE CGA 26(4), 4252 (2006)Google Scholar
- 5.Si, M., Marsella, S., Pynadath, D.: THESPIAN: An Architecture for Interactive Pedagogical Drama, in AI in Education, Amsterdam, Netherlands (July 2005)Google Scholar
- 6.Young, R.M.: Notes on the use of plan structures in the creation of interactive plot. AAAI Technical Report FS-99-01 (1999)Google Scholar
- 7.Seham, A.: Whose improv is it anyway? beyond second city, p. vii. Univ. Press of Mississippi (2001)Google Scholar
- 8.Sawyer, R.K.: Improvised dialogues: emergence and creativity in conversation. Green-wood Publishing Group, New York 20Google Scholar
- 9.Johnstone, K.: Impro for Storytellers(TheatreArts). Routledge, New York (1999)Google Scholar
- 10.Magerko, B., Manzoul, W., Riedl, M., Baumer, A., Fuller, D., Luther, K., Pearce, C.: An Empirical Study of Cognition and Theatrical Improvisation. In: Proceedings of ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Berkely, CA (2009)Google Scholar