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Integrating ACT-R Cognitive Models with the Unity Game Engine

Integrating ACT-R Cognitive Models with the Unity Game Engine
Integrating ACT-R Cognitive Models with the Unity Game Engine
The main aim of the chapter is to describe how cognitive models, developed using the ACT-R cognitive architecture, can be integrated with the Unity game engine in order to support the intelligent control of virtual characters in both 2D and 3D virtual environments. ACT-R is a cognitive architecture that has been widely used to model various aspects of human cognition, such as learning, memory, problem-solving, reasoning and so on. Unity, on the other hand, is a very popular game engine that can be used to develop 2D and 3D environments for both game and non-game purposes. The ability to integrate ACT-R cognitive models with the Unity game engine thus supports the effort to create virtual characters that incorporate at least some of the capabilities and constraints of the human cognitive system.
virtual environment, cognitive architecture, game engine, cognitive modelling, virtual robotics, virtual agents, act-r, unity
IGI Global
Smart, Paul R
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Scutt, Tom
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Sycara, Katia
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Turner, Jeremy O
Nixon, Michael
Bernardet, Ulysses
DiPaola, Steve
Smart, Paul R
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Scutt, Tom
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Sycara, Katia
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Turner, Jeremy O
Nixon, Michael
Bernardet, Ulysses
DiPaola, Steve

(2016) Integrating ACT-R Cognitive Models with the Unity Game Engine. In, Turner, Jeremy O, Nixon, Michael, Bernardet, Ulysses and DiPaola, Steve (eds.) Integrating Cognitive Architectures into Virtual Character Design. (Advances in Computational Intelligence and Robotics) Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. IGI Global.

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Abstract

The main aim of the chapter is to describe how cognitive models, developed using the ACT-R cognitive architecture, can be integrated with the Unity game engine in order to support the intelligent control of virtual characters in both 2D and 3D virtual environments. ACT-R is a cognitive architecture that has been widely used to model various aspects of human cognition, such as learning, memory, problem-solving, reasoning and so on. Unity, on the other hand, is a very popular game engine that can be used to develop 2D and 3D environments for both game and non-game purposes. The ability to integrate ACT-R cognitive models with the Unity game engine thus supports the effort to create virtual characters that incorporate at least some of the capabilities and constraints of the human cognitive system.

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Published date: 1 June 2016
Keywords: virtual environment, cognitive architecture, game engine, cognitive modelling, virtual robotics, virtual agents, act-r, unity
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 379960
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/379960
PURE UUID: dd8d261f-f517-4fea-9eed-539cc7012e83
ORCID for Paul R Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 02 Aug 2015 22:11
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:46

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