An interactive, generative Punch and Judy show using institutions, ASP and emotional agents

Matt Thompson, Julian Padget, Steve Battle

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Using Punch and Judy as a story domain, we describe an interactive puppet show, where the flow and content of the story can be influenced by the actions of the audience. As the puppet show is acted out, the audience reacts to events by cheering or booing the characters. This changes the emotional state of each agent, potentially causing them to change their actions, altering the course of the narrative. An institutional model is used to ensure that the narrative is constrained to remain consistent with the Punch and Judy canon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAISB Convention 2015
PublisherThe Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAISB Convention 2015 - Canterbury, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Apr 201522 Apr 2015


ConferenceAISB Convention 2015
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom

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