Special Issue Paper
Situation agents: agent-based externalized steering logic
Article first published online: 27 MAY 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds
Special Issue: CASA' 2010 Special Issue
Volume 21, Issue 3-4, pages 267–276, May 2010
How to Cite
Schuerman, M., Singh, S., Kapadia, M. and Faloutsos, P. (2010), Situation agents: agent-based externalized steering logic. Comp. Anim. Virtual Worlds, 21: 267–276. doi: 10.1002/cav.367
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 27 MAY 2010
- crowd simulation;
- group behaviors;
- situation agents
We present a simple and intuitive method for encapsulating part of agents' steering and coordinating abilities into a new class of agents, called situation agents. Situation agents have all the abilities of typical agents. In addition, they can influence the steering decisions of any agent, including other situation agents, within their sphere of influence. Encapsulating steering logic into moving agents is a powerful abstraction which provides more flexibility and efficiency than traditional informed environment approaches, and works with many of the current steering methodologies. We demonstrate our proposed approach in a number of challenging scenarios. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.