Robots meet IVAs: a mind-body interface for migrating artificial intelligent agents

Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett, Pedro Cuba, Marco Vala, Ana Paiva

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We describe CMION, an open source architecture for coordinating the various sensors and effectors of an artificial intelligent agent with its mind, i.e. the high level decision making processes. The architecture was designed to work for virtual graphical agents, including those on mobile devices, as well as robots. Its built-in migration feature allows a character to move between these differing embodiments, inhabiting them in turn. We emphasize the importance of modularity for an architecture supporting migration and highlight design decisions promoting modularity in CMION. An applied example of the architecture's use in a migration situation is given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents
Subtitle of host publication10th International Conference, IVA 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 15-17, 2011. Proceedings
EditorsHannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, Stefan Kopp, Stacy Marsella, Kristinn R Thórisson
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-23974-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23973-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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