Combining Rational and Biological Factors in Virtual Agent Decision Making

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To enhance believability of virtual agents, this paper presents an agent-based modelling approach for decision making, which integrates rational reasoning based on means-end analysis with personal psychological and biological aspects. The agent model developed is a combination of a BDI-model and a utility-based decision model in the context of specific desires and beliefs. The approach is illustrated by addressing the behaviour of violent criminals, thereby creating a model for virtual criminals. Within a number of simulation experiments, the model has been tested in the context of a street robbery scenario. In addition, a user study has been performed, which confirms the fact that the model enhances believability of virtual agents. © 2009 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-101
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Intelligence
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Combining Rational and Biological Factors in Virtual Agent Decision Making. / Bosse, T.; Gerritsen, C.; Treur, J.

In: Applied Intelligence, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2011, p. 87-101.

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