Steerbug: An interactive framework for specifying and detecting steering behaviors

Mubbasir Kapadia, Shawn Singh, Brian Allen, Glenn Reinman, Petros Faloutsosk

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Abstract

The size of crowds that modern computer games and urban simulations are capable of handling has given rise to the challenging problem of debugging and testing massive simulations of autonomous agents. In this paper, we propose SteerBug: an interactive framework for specifying and detecting steering behaviors. Our framework computes a set of time-varying metrics for agents and their environment, which characterize steering behaviors.We identify behaviors of interest by applying conditions (rules) or user defined sketches on the associated metrics. The behaviors we can specify and detect include unnatural steering, plainly incorrect results, or application-specific behaviors of interest. Our framework is extensible and independent of the specifics of any steering approach. To our knowledge, this is the first work that aims to provide a computational framework for specifying and detecting crowd behaviors in animation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSymposium on Computer Animation 2009 - ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium Proceedings
Pages210-216
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium on Computer Animation 2009 - ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2009Aug 2 2009

Publication series

NameComputer Animation, Conference Proceedings

Other

OtherSymposium on Computer Animation 2009 - ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period8/1/098/2/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Kapadia, M., Singh, S., Allen, B., Reinman, G., & Faloutsosk, P. (2009). Steerbug: An interactive framework for specifying and detecting steering behaviors. In Symposium on Computer Animation 2009 - ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium Proceedings (pp. 210-216). (Computer Animation, Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1599470.1599497