A few weeks ago, I presented a paper I co-authored with colleagues from the Interactive Worlds Applied Research Group (iWARG) and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It was presented at the International Workshop on Smart City and Ubiquitous Computing Applications(SCUCA 2013). The workshop took place at Madrid, Spain, 4th June 2013 in conjunction with the 14th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks.
The paper was titled ‘A Perceptual Study into the Behaviour of Autonomous Agents within a Virtual Urban Environment’. The paper presents the development of a crowd simulation that is based upon a real-life urban environment, which is then subjected to perceptual experimentation to identify features of behaviour which can be linked to perceived realism. Perceived realism is an important feature for entertainment and educational purposes.
A draft version of the paper can be downloaded from here.