What's next? the new era of autonomous virtual humans

Mubbasir Kapadia, Alexander Shoulson, Cory D. Boatright, Pengfei Huang, Funda Durupinar, Norman I. Badler

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Abstract

This paper identifies several key limitations in the representation, control, locomotion, and authoring of autonomous virtual humans that must be addressed to enter the new age of interactive virtual world applications. These limitations include simplified particle representations of agents which decouples control and locomotion, the lack of multi-modal perception in virtual environments, the need for multiple levels of control granularity, homogeneity in character animation, and monolithic agent architectures which cannot scale to complex multi-agent interactions and global narrative constraints. We present this broad perspective with the objective of providing the stimulus for an exciting new era of virtual human research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMotion in Games - 5th International Conference, MIG 2012, Proceedings
Pages170-181
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Nov 28 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Motion in Games, MIG 2012 - Rennes, France
Duration: Nov 15 2012Nov 17 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7660 LNCS

Other

Other5th International Conference on Motion in Games, MIG 2012
CountryFrance
CityRennes
Period11/15/1211/17/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kapadia, M., Shoulson, A., Boatright, C. D., Huang, P., Durupinar, F., & Badler, N. I. (2012). What's next? the new era of autonomous virtual humans. In Motion in Games - 5th International Conference, MIG 2012, Proceedings (pp. 170-181). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7660 LNCS).