Dynamic Expansion of Behaviour Trees

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Dynamic Expansion of Behaviour Trees
Artificial intelligence in games is typically used for creating player's opponents. Manual edition of intelligent behaviors for Non-Player Characters (NPCs) of games is a cumbersome task that needs experienced designers. Our research aims to assist designers in this task. Behaviours typically use recurring patterns, so that experience and reuse are crucial aspects for behavior design. The use of hierarchical state machines allows working on different abstraction levels, sharing transitions and reusing pieces from the more detailed levels. However, the static nature of the design process does not release the designer from the burden to completely specify each behaviour. Our approach applies Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) techniques to retrieve and reuse stored behaviors represented as hierarchical state machines (actually, behaviour trees). In this paper we focus on dynamic retrieval of behaviours taking into account the world state and the underlying goals to select the most appropri...
Gonzalo Flórez Puga, Marco Antonio Gó
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Updated 02 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors Gonzalo Flórez Puga, Marco Antonio Gómez-Martín, Belén Díaz-Agudo, Pedro A. González-Calero
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