On the Use of Virtual Animals with Artificial Fear in Virtual Environments

  title={On the Use of Virtual Animals with Artificial Fear in Virtual Environments},
  author={Carlos Delgado-Mata and Jes{\'u}s Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Simon Bee and Rocio Ruiz-Rodarte and Ruth Aylett},
  journal={New Generation Computing},
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