Object persistence for synthetic creatures

  title={Object persistence for synthetic creatures},
  author={Damian A. Isla and Bruce Blumberg},
We present methods for anticipatory behavior in simulated graphical creatures. We discuss in general terms the importance of anticipatory behavior through explicit expectation formation. We present an in-depth description of a specific type of expectation-formation, namely location-expectation, or object persistence. A new representation - the Probabilistic Occupancy Map (POM) - is presented, and it is shown how this representation can be used to maintain estimations of the positions of mobile… CONTINUE READING