Fundamentals of Agent Perception and Attention Modelling

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  • Christopher Peters
  • Ginevra Castellano
  • Matthias Rehm
  • Elisabeth André
  • Amaryllis Raouzaiou
  • Kostas Karpouzis
  • Gaultiero Volpe
  • Antonio Camurri
  • Asimina Vasalou

Abstract

Perception and attention mechanisms are of great importance for entities situated within complex dynamic environments. With roles extending greatly beyond passive information services about the external environment, such mechanisms actively prioritise, augment and expedite information to ensure that the potentially relevant is made available so appropriate action can take place. Here, we describe the rationale behind endowing artificial entities, or virtual agents, with real-time perception and attention systems. We cover the fundamentals of designing and building such systems. Once equipped, the resulting agents can achieve a more substantial connection with their environment for the purposes of reacting, planning, decision making and, ultimately, behaving.
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Perception and attention mechanisms are of great importance for entities situated within complex dynamic environments. With roles extending greatly beyond passive information services about the external environment, such mechanisms actively prioritise, augment and expedite information to ensure that the potentially relevant is made available so appropriate action can take place. Here, we describe the rationale behind endowing artificial entities, or virtual agents, with real-time perception and attention systems. We cover the fundamentals of designing and building such systems. Once equipped, the resulting agents can achieve a more substantial connection with their environment for the purposes of reacting, planning, decision making and, ultimately, behaving.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmotion-Oriented Systems : The HUMAINE Handbook
EditorsPaolo Petta, Catherine Pelachaud, Roddy Cowie
Number of pages26
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2011
Pages293-319
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15183-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-15184-2
DOI
StatePublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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