This homework will consist of a critique of one of the papers to be presented in class on April 18 and April 20. Those not presenting on April 18 will submit a critique on one of the papers to be presented on April 18, and this critique is due before class on April 18. Likewise, those not presenting on April 20 will submit a critique on one of the papers to be presented on April 20, and this critique is due before class on April 20.
Below is a list of the papers to be presented with pointers to PDF versions of each paper. You may choose either paper to be presented on the day your critique is due.
April 18, 2006
Presenter: J. Brown
Paper: Egges et al., "Generic Personality and Emotion Simulation for Conversational Agents," Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Volume 15, Number 1, January 2004.
Presenter: S. Chinnykrishnan
Paper: Stanley et al., "Evolving Neural Network Agents in the NERO Video Game," Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games, 2005.
April 20, 2006
Presenter: R. Michael
Paper: Willemsen et al., "Ribbon Networks for Modeling Navigable Paths of Autonomous Agents in Virtual Urban Environments," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality, 2003.
Presenter: A. Singh
Paper: Laird, "It Knows What You're Going To Do: Adding Anticipation to a Quakebot," Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Agents, 2001.
Your critique should be 1-2 pages and include a summary of the main points of the paper and also your critical analysis of these points (e.g., do you think the points are valid, do the approaches apply/scale to more realistic problems like our UCT, etc.).
Submit your critique to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the above deadline in either MSWord, PDF or text format.