Artificial life and virtual reality
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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acoustics agent algorithms AMAP applications approach architecture Artificial artificial consciousness associated auditory autonomy autopoiesis axiom axis behavioral animation binary decision diagram body BrickNet cell clients Color Section combinatorial Computer Graphics constructed coordinate corresponding create Daniel Thalmann DataGlove defined described dynamic embedding example feedback Field-Programmable Gate Arrays force field free actors future behavior G-tree geometric gesture global hand immersion implementation input instance interaction interface L-system Lienhardt machines Magnenat Thalmann manipulation metamorphoses method modular map monocentral vertical order movement navigation nervures neural network neurons nodes Noser operations orientation output parameters particle systems perception perceptual position physical polycentral horizontal order position possible present Proc programming proprioceptive R-faces radiosity representation robot rotation scene sensory server simulation sound structure subdivisions surface symbol techniques topological unpredictable updates vector vertex virtual environment virtual humans virtual object Virtual Reality virtual worlds vision visual