Planning in video games seminar at Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Summer Scholl (HAISS-2011)

Earlier today I gave a seminar about planning and possible applications in video games in the 2nd Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Summer School (HAISS-2011) that was organized by the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN) and the Technoesis network of  the University of Patras, in Patras, Greece.

The slides of my talk (in Greek) can be found  here and the PDDL files mentioned in the talk can be found here. The planner used for the demo is BlackBox which can be found here (for windows use this executable and install the Cygwin DLL or make sure that cygwin1.dll is at the same folder as the BlackBox executable).

The abstract of the talk follows (in Greek).

Πρώτο μέρος: Εισαγωγή στην αναπαράσταση προβλημάτων σχεδιασμού (planning) με βάση τη γλώσσα STRIPS. Προέλαση, οπισθοχώρηση, και ευρετικές συναρτήσεις για την εύρεση λύσης σε προβλήματα σχεδιασμού με βάση την αναζήτηση. Αναπαράσταση προβλημάτων σχεδιασμού στην τυπική γλώσσα PDDL και χρήση του planner BlackBox για την επίλυση προβλημάτων σχεδιασμού στο πεδίο του puzzle game Sokoban.

Δεύτερο μέρος: Εισαγωγή στην ανάπτυξη τεχνητής νοημοσύνης για χαρακτήρες (non-player characters) σε video games και εφαρμογές τεχνικών σχεδιασμού σε εμπορικά video games. Αναπαράσταση των βασικών στοιχείων ενός First-Person Shooter game σε PDDL από την οπτική ενός αντίπαλου χαρακτήρα στον κόσμο του παιχνιδιού, και χρήση του planner BlackBox για την επίλυση προβλημάτων σχεδιασμού που σχετίζονται με τις επιλογές του χαρακτήρα στο παιχνίδι. Σύντομος σχολιασμός επιπλέον τεχνικών όπως η παρακολούθηση εκτέλεσης και ο επανασχεδιασμός.

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