Using Motivation-Driven Continuous Planning to Control the Behaviour of Virtual Agents

  • Nikos Avradinis
  • Ruth Aylett
  • Themis Panayiotopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2897)


This paper discusses the use of intelligent planning as a control mechanism for agents situated in a virtual world. Virtual environments require a planning system that is flexible enough to handle situations impossible to predict before execution has started. In order to produce believable results, the planner should also be able to model and handle emotions. Working towards this direction, the authors propose a motivation-driven, continuous hierarchical planner as an appropriate paradigm.


Virtual Environment Virtual World Virtual Agent Continuous Planning Hierarchical Task Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikos Avradinis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ruth Aylett
    • 1
  • Themis Panayiotopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Virtual EnvironmentsUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK
  2. 2.Knowledge Engineering Lab, Department of InformaticsUniversity of PiraeusGreece

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