Ryan McAlinden

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Opponent behavior in today's computer games is often the result of a static set of Artificial Intelligence (AI) behaviors or a fixed AI script. While this ensures that the behavior is reasonably intelligent, it also results in very predictable behavior. This can have an impact on the replayability of entertainment-based games and the educational value of(More)
Few virtual environments are capable of supporting large numbers of autonomous agents (> 5000) with complex decision-making on a single machine. This demonstration depicts such an agent infrastructure set within a game-based virtual environment. The embodied agent framework consists of two primary components: a lower-level navigation layer consisting of(More)
The adaptation of commercial game technology to the military domain has increased significantly in the past several years [Macedonia 2002]. The visualization of traditional military simulations using this game technology has garnered some of the most interest. However, a majority of the approaches for interfacing the two entail rendering a one-way(More)
This paper details the demonstration of an annotation and affordance-based software model intended to introduce cultural and social influences into a non-player character's (NPC) decision-making process. We describe how recent research has supported the need to begin incorporating the effects of culture into the interactive digital domain. The technical(More)
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