If I were you: double appraisal in affective agents

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If I were you: double appraisal in affective agents
We report the implementation and evaluation of a Simulation Theory (ST) approach to the Theory of Mind in intelligent graphical agents driven by an affective agent architecture FAtiMA. The existing cognitive appraisal mechanism is adapted to produce a second appraisal cycle, a double appraisal, in order to evaluate the emotional impact of possible actions. The action with the greatest emotional impact is selected as a means of producing more interesting dramatic actions. A variant in which the actual minds of characters present are used is also implemented and evaluated. Results show that these mechanisms do produce more interesting stories. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.2.11 [Distributed Artificial Intelligence Language]: Intelligent agents General Terms Experimentation Keywords Theory of Mind, Cognitive Appraisal, Emergent Narrative.
Ruth Aylett, Sandy Louchart
Added 12 Oct 2010
Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ATAL
Authors Ruth Aylett, Sandy Louchart
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