Fear and the behaviour of virtual flocking animals

Carlos Delgado-Mata, Ruth S. Aylett

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The paper investigates the role of an affective system as part of an ethologically-inspired action-selection mechanism for virtual animals in a 3D interactive graphics environment. It discusses the integration of emotion with flocking and grazing behaviours and a mechanism for communicating emotion between animals; develops a metric for analyzing the collective behaviour of the animals and its complexity and shows that emotion reduces the complexity of behaviour and thus mediates between individual and collective behaviour. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life - 9th European Conference, ECAL 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Volume4648 LNAI
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event9th European Conference on Advance in Artificial Life - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 Sept 200714 Sept 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4648 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference9th European Conference on Advance in Artificial Life
Abbreviated title ECAL 2007


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