FreeWill

Combining intelligent agents and animation This paper reviews FreeWill and other AI architectures that have contributed to the ideas, which underlie it. “FreeWill” proposes and implements a cognitive architecture designed for easy creation of animated scenes with many autonomous agents interacting in various ways. The generation of animated human figures especially in crowd scenes has many applications in such domains as the special effects industry, computer games or for the simulation of the evacuation from crowded areas. Currently such scenes have to be created by human animators using dedicated software packages. This is both expensive and time-consuming. FreeWill combines and extends two existing architectures -- Funge’s cognitive architecture and the recent SAC concept. Additionally it puts emphasis on strong design and provides easy co-operation of different software packages.

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  1. Szarowicz, Adam; Forte, Peter: Combining intelligent agents and animation (2003)