Dynamic movement and positioning of embodied agents in multiparty conversations

Dusan Jan, David R. Traum
2007 Proceedings of the 6th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '07  
For embodied agents to engage in realistic multiparty conversation, they must stand in appropriate places with respect to other agents and the environment. When these factors change, for example when an agent joins a conversation, the agents must dynamically move to a new location and/or orientation to accommodate. This paper presents an algorithm for simulating the movement of agents based on observed human behavior using techniques developed for pedestrian movement in crowd simulations. We
more » ... simulations. We extend a previous group conversation simulation to include an agent motion algorithm. We examine several test cases and show how the simulation generates results that mirror real-life conversation settings.
doi:10.1145/1329125.1329142 dblp:conf/atal/JanT07 fatcat:tujviswu7vh5xphpq46ujg7xdy