Keeping Watch: Intelligent Virtual Agents Reflecting Human-Like Perception in Cooperative Information Systems

  • Pilar Herrero
  • Angélica de Antonio
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2888)


A matter pending in Intelligent Virtual Agents Systems (IVAS) and multi-Intelligent Virtual Agents Systems (mIVAS) is to introduce human-like sensitive perception. Within the cognitive research area there are many studies underwritting that human perception can be understood as a first level of an “awareness model” [6,7].Following these researches, we have developed a human-like perceptual model based on one of the most successful awareness models in Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), called the Spatial Model of Interaction (SMI) [1], which manage awareness in Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) through a set of key concepts. This perceptual model extends the key concepts of the SMI introducing some human-like factors typical from human being perception as well as it makes a reinterpretation with the aim of introducing them as the key concepts of a IVA’s human-like perceptual model.


Multiagent System Virtual Agent Sensitive Perception Perceptual Model Computer Support Cooperative Work 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pilar Herrero
    • 1
  • Angélica de Antonio
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridBoadilla del Monte. MadridSpain

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