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11 – Meta Beliefs

Meta-Beliefs Question: What if we want more complex action conditions instead of only testing KB beliefs? Let’s say we want an action that is only performed after an specific event has happened, or what if we want a condition where we need an average value, or where we want the Read more…

By Manuel Guimarães, ago
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10 – World Model

World Model To help the authoring process, the author is capable of defining what are the  consequences of an agent performing a specific action in the World Model. It is important to note that the effects of actions might be programmed directly in the game itself and communicated to the Read more…

By Manuel Guimarães, ago
Authoring Tool

9 – Dialogue Manager

Dialogue Manager Dialogue trees are still the most familiar solution for game developers. A dialog tree is a tree of possible choices for the player to make in conversation with an NPC. This is an extremely popular method for NPC-player interaction, allowing the player to make choices (or at least the illusion Read more…

By Manuel Guimarães, ago
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5 – Emotional Appraisal

Emotional Appraisal Emotions in FAtiMA are based on the OCC theory of emotions: Cognitive theory of emotions : Emotions develop as a consequence of certain cognitions and interpretations Emotions represent valenced (good or bad) reactions to events/perceptions of the world OCC defines a set of appraisal variables: Main variables used to determine the type and intensity of emotions generated Read more…

By Manuel Guimarães, ago
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4 – Internal Structures

Internal Structures : Emotional State, Knowledge Base and Autobiographic Memory Just as the Emotional State leads with what emotional state the agent starts with these components deal with the Memory of the agent at the start of the scenario. Knowledge Base:  Stores the agent’s beliefs about the environment Properties of Read more…

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3 – Role Play Character

  Role Play Characters An affective agent created with FAtiMA Toolkit is called a Role-Play Character. This is a component that integrates the functionality of the other libraries. It is also responsible for managing the structures that constitute the internal state of the agent. The name of the component was chosen Read more…

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2 -Integrated Authoring Tool

The Integrated Authoring Tool The Integrated Authoring Tool might be the most important of all FAtiMA-Toolkit Modules. It functions as the “general manager” of the scenario as it stores all of the information of the Role Play Characters, World Model and all the Dialogues. The Integrated Authoring Tool reads and Read more…

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1. What is FAtiMA-Toolkit

FAtiMA-Toolkit FAtiMA Toolkit is a collection of tools and assets designed for the creation of characters (virtual or robotic) with social and emotional intelligence. FAtiMA is Character-centric which means that, the Narrative emerges from how the player and the agents interact with each other in accordance to their given narrative goals. Read more…

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