Artificial life and virtual reality

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Wiley, Dec 12, 1994 - Computers - 228 pages
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The technology which once produced the first synthetic human today includes the simulation of human behaviour processes, associated with consciousness and the emotions. When a computer creates artificial life, its synthetic creatures demonstrate the behaviour patterns of real living beings. This book investigates the technological advances which allow artificial life to be placed within a virtual setting, where the human user can meet and interact with synthetic beings?people, animals or plants?in a complete simulation of the real world. It introduces new concepts such as artificial consciousness, artificial presence, artificial autonomy and artificial perception; and discusses important results in the development of immersive and auditory virtual environments, and co-operative work.

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Creating Artificial Life in Virtual Reality
Basic Principles of TopologyBased Methods for Simulating

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Arthur Gibson
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About the author (1994)

Daniel Thalmann is Professor and Director of the Virtual Reality Lab (VRlab) at EPFL Switzerland. Soraia Raupp Musse was his PhD student and she developed her thesis on human crowd simulation. Since 2000 they have continued to work with crowd simulation in computer graphics and virtual reality.

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