Multi Level Control of Cognitive Characters in Virtual Environments

Peter Dannenmann, Henning Barthel, Hans Hagen

In: Proceedings of the 14th IEEE Visualization 2003. IEEE Visualization Conference (IEEE Vis-03) October 22-24 Seattle WA United States ISBN 0-7695-2030-8 IEEE Computer Society Washington, DC, USA 2003.


We present our approach for a general component-based animation framework for autonomous cognitive characters. In this ongoing project we develop a working platform for autonomous characters in dynamic virtual environments, where users can define high level goals, and virtual characters will determine appropriate actions based on specific domain knowledge and AI techniques. The user will also be allowed to overrule the character's decision and force it to execute different actions. Motion sequences implied by the character's actions will be created by adapting reference motions provided by a motion database.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence