Enhancing Social Believability of Virtual Agents using Social Power Dynamics

Mojgan Hashemian, Rui Prada, Pedro A. Santos, Samuel Mascarenhas

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    Abstract

    Social Power, a pervasive feature in our daily life, has been proved to have a significant impact on Social Interaction; While the capability of maintaining a Social Interaction has an acknowledged role in Believability of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs). In this paper, we argue that an ability of reasoning and planning in the presence of Social Power enhances Social Believability of IVAs, leading to more rational interactions. With this aim, we focus on theoretical issues of agent modeling aiming at increasing intelligence and thereforebelievability of NPCs or agents of game-like simulations or serious games. Thereby, we propose a model of social power inspired by a recently proposed model, SAPIENT, based on a well-known theory of Social Power proposed by French and Raven.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
    Subtitle of host publicationIVA ’18, November 5–8, 2018, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages147-152
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450360135
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018
    Event18th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents: IVA 2018 - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018
    https://iva2018.westernsydney.edu.au/

    Conference

    Conference18th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
    Abbreviated titleIVA 2018
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period5/11/188/11/18
    Internet address

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    Intelligent virtual agents
    Planning
    Power (Psychology)

    Keywords

    • Social Power
    • Socially Intelligent Agent
    • Intelligent Virtual Agents
    • Believable Virtual Agents
    • Social Games
    • Agent Modelling

    Cite this

    Hashemian, M., Prada, R., Santos, P. A., & Mascarenhas, S. (2018). Enhancing Social Believability of Virtual Agents using Social Power Dynamics. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents: IVA ’18, November 5–8, 2018, Sydney, NSW, Australia (pp. 147-152). New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3267851.3267902
    Hashemian, Mojgan ; Prada, Rui ; Santos, Pedro A. ; Mascarenhas, Samuel. / Enhancing Social Believability of Virtual Agents using Social Power Dynamics. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents: IVA ’18, November 5–8, 2018, Sydney, NSW, Australia. New York, NY : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018. pp. 147-152
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    Enhancing Social Believability of Virtual Agents using Social Power Dynamics. / Hashemian, Mojgan ; Prada, Rui; Santos, Pedro A.; Mascarenhas, Samuel.

    Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents: IVA ’18, November 5–8, 2018, Sydney, NSW, Australia. New York, NY : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018. p. 147-152.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingAcademicpeer-review

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    Hashemian M, Prada R, Santos PA, Mascarenhas S. Enhancing Social Believability of Virtual Agents using Social Power Dynamics. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents: IVA ’18, November 5–8, 2018, Sydney, NSW, Australia. New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018. p. 147-152 https://doi.org/10.1145/3267851.3267902