Integrating the user in the social group dynamics of agents

Matthias Rehm, Birgit Endrass and Michael Wißner

erschienen 2007 "In Social Intelligence Design (SID)"


This paper introduces the Virtual Beergarden as a virtual meeting place for agents and users. The agents behavior is controlled by a behavior control component, which allows testing different theories of social group dynamics. Agents interact via natural language that is generated by a statistical language component and takes into account the social interaction categories and the social relationships between agents. The user can freely navigate and interact with the other agents relying on the above mentioned components. An evaluation shows if the user can really be integrated in the agents’ social group dynamics.