I know what I did last summer: autobiographic memory in synthetic characters
According to traditional animators, the art of building believable characters resides in the ability to successfully portray a character’s behaviour as the result of its internal emotions, intentions and thoughts. Following this direction, we want our agents to be able to explicitly talk about their internal thoughts and report their personal past experiences. In order to achieve it, we look at a specific type of episodic long term memory. This paper describes the integration of Autobiographic Memory into FAtiMA, an emotional agent architecture that generates emotions from a subjective appraisal of events.