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By Koen V. Hindriks, Birna van Riemsdijk, Tristan Behrens, Rien Korstanje (auth.), Frank Dignum (eds.)

While contemporary video game engines and multi-agent systems cross-fertilize one another to a point, the applied sciences utilized in those components are usually not comfortably suitable because of a few variations of their fundamental matters. the place video game engines prioritize potency and principal regulate, multi-agent systems concentrate on agent autonomy and complicated verbal exchange services. This quantity provides an outline of the present state-of-the-art for individuals wishing to mix agent expertise with (serious) video games.

This state of the art survey includes a choice of papers offered at AGS 2010; the second one foreign Workshop on brokers for video games and Simulations, hung on could 10, 2010, in Toronto, in addition to prolonged types of papers from different workshops and from the AAMAS convention. The 14 papers are prepared in 3 topical sections concentrating on architectures combining brokers and video game engines, at the education facets of the video games, on social and organizational points of video games and brokers, respectively.

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The internal bots are controlled by their bot DMS functions (native to the GE) whereas external bots are controlled by agent DMSs, which are modelled separately of GE. The sequence diagram on the right reflects this distinction. Figure 2 also contains many additional arrows between the GE and the agent: 1) load, 2) update, 3) requested, 4) requests, commands. These arrows denote the translation of facts and requests between the GE and the engine. The load, update and requested arrows are functions exporting facts from the GE and translating them to the representation used by the agent DMS.

Each goal maps to a single plan which either adopts sub-goals or executes actions. Also more generic goals were defined, for example a goal stating to inform a superior officer about important information retrieved during the incident progress. nl Goal-Based Communication Using BDI Agents as Virtual Humans 43 Fig. 3. Task knowledge of the officer Chief of the Watch The agent’s physical layer executes the actions which have been scheduled by the cognitive layer, influencing the environment. Changes in the environment are sensed in the physical layer and communicated back to the cognitive layer.

Lastly, it is used in the communication language of the agents ensuring valid semantics while communicating knowledge and motivations. Designing the ontology according to the above requirements, three categories were identified: – kowledge ontology: a complete reference of domain knowledge – goal ontology: a complete reference of all goals used in the domain – action ontology: a complete reference of all actions available to the agents Items in each category adhere to the same structure. An ontological element is defined by a concept type and a list of key-value attributes.

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