Animations rendered by braitenberg vehicles

Abstract

We describe an approach to generating animated sequences of images drawn using stroke-based rendering. Individual strokes are generated as a history of movements of a class of purely reactive computational agents known as Braitenberg Vehicles embedded on a digital canvas. The entire animation represents an aggregate of all the movements of the agents across an entire run. We provide end users with a software tool to produce such animations and allow users to set the sensory capabilities of agents on a low level basis. The agents perform feature detection based on such capabilities. The end users thus interact with the agents with a variety of input images to discover a range of renderable outcomes. Artists inform us that the animations that result from our output provide an engaging visual experience.

DOI: 10.1145/2001858.2001864

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@inproceedings{Ciesielski2011AnimationsRB, title={Animations rendered by braitenberg vehicles}, author={Victor Ciesielski and Perry Barile}, booktitle={GECCO}, year={2011} }