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Reconciling Autonomy with Narratives in the Event Calculus

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Chen, Liming, Bechkoum, Kamal and Clapworhty, Gordon (2001) Reconciling Autonomy with Narratives in the Event Calculus. In: AAAI2001 Spring Symposium Series, Stanford University, USA. AAAI Press. Vol SS-01-02 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Developing believable and realistic characters for interactive, computer-based forms of entertainment is a hard work. To make them perform specific tasks or take initiatives given a narrative is even more challenging. In this paper we introduce a novel agent design approach that reconciles autonomy with instructability and narrative in one agent architecture. The approach is based on a highly developed logical theory of action and a powerful highlevel behaviour specification language (BSL) that is developed from the underlying logical formalism, i.e. the event calculus. Using BSL, agents’ behaviours can bespecified and controlled more naturally and intuitively, more succinctly and at a much higher level of abstraction than would otherwise be possible. We also briefly discussthe implementation issues relevant to this approach.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:8374
Deposited By:Dr Liming Chen
Deposited On:18 Feb 2010 16:36
Last Modified:29 Jun 2011 16:16

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