Artificial Life and Virtual Reality by Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann

By Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann

The expertise which as soon as produced the 1st man made human this present day contains the simulation of human behaviour approaches, linked to awareness and the feelings. whilst a working laptop or computer creates synthetic lifestyles, its artificial creatures show the behaviour styles of actual dwelling beings. This e-book investigates the technological advances which enable man made lifestyles to be put inside of a digital environment, the place the human consumer can meet and engage with man made beings?people, animals or plants?in a whole simulation of the genuine international. It introduces new innovations reminiscent of man made awareness, synthetic presence, man made autonomy and synthetic notion; and discusses very important leads to the improvement of immersive and auditory digital environments, and co-operative paintings.

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