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Agent model and its applications in 3D virtual design environment
Author(s): Qing Zhu; Zheng Zhong; Zhiqiang Du
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Paper Abstract

The collaborative designs in 3D virtual environments increasingly become fascinating works in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction world. Critical issues of 3D Virtual Design Environment include multi-user's synchronous collaboration and the share of design processes and results. This paper puts forward a new idea that describes each object as an agent model in design environment. All the elements of the design environment are monitored and notified automatically of any changes through sensors and effectors embedded within agents. Agent actively transfers object modification through messages. A new conceptual framework for data sharing based on the agent model is also proposed to integrate the 3D GIS world and AEC world. The agent model not only can describe spatial characteristics and attributes of geometric models, but also has a reasoning component according to the rules within a knowledge set. The reasoning component includes sensation, perception, conception, hypothesizer and action. Finally, this paper illustrates a prototype system of 3D collaborative VE for highway design (called CoRoadVR).

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6045, MIPPR 2005: Geospatial Information, Data Mining, and Applications, 60450P (2 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.650376
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Qing Zhu, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Zheng Zhong, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Zhiqiang Du, Wuhan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6045:
MIPPR 2005: Geospatial Information, Data Mining, and Applications
Jianya Gong; Qing Zhu; Yaolin Liu; Shuliang Wang, Editor(s)

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