Context and the virtual human

Abstract: Artificial agents that simulate aspects of human behavior are expected to behave much like a real human in a similar situation would. Human behavior however, is largely context-dependent. Ignoring the effect context can have on an agent’s behavior can hinder the quality and plausibility of agent’s behavior. In this paper, we present a context-driven approach to modeling plausible aspects of human behavior which focuses on endowing an agent with the ability to recognize and deal effectively with anticipated contextual changes.


Chris Wilson and Roy M. Turner, Context and the virtual human. Modeling and Using Context: Proceedings of the Tenth International and Inter- disciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT-17), published as volume 10257 of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Springer), Paris, June 2017.