Context and the Virtual Human

  • Chris WilsonEmail author
  • Roy M. Turner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10257)


Artificial agents that simulate aspects of human behavior are expected to behave much like a real human in a similar situation would. Human behavior however, is largely context-dependent. Ignoring the effect context can have on an agent’s behavior can hinder the quality and plausibility of agent’s behavior. In this paper, we present a context-driven approach to modeling plausible aspects of human behavior which focuses on endowing an agent with the ability to recognize and deal effectively with anticipated contextual changes.


Context-mediated behavior Human behavior Simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing and Information ScienceUniversity of MaineOronoUSA

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