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A development environment for engineering intelligent avatars for semantically-enhanced simulated realities

Stefan Warwas; Matthias Klusch; Klaus Fischer; Philipp Slusallek
In: AAMAS '12: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 3. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2012), 11th, June 4-8, Valencia, Spain, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2012.


As of today, the behavior of avatars in virtual worlds is usually realized by script sequences which provide the illusion of intelligent behavior to the user. In the research project ISReal, our research group developed the first platform for deploying virtual worlds based on Semantic Web technology, which enables agents to reason about and plan with semantically annotated 3D objects. Powerful tool support is required to design agents which exploit the functionality of the ISReal platform. We decided to reuse existing facilities provided by the model-driven Bochica framework for AOSE and extended it with a platform model for agents situated in semantically-enhanced simulated realities.