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Craig Reynolds on Crowds and Emergent Teamwork

This past January, Craig Reynolds from Sony’s research group in Foster City gave a presentation at UC Santa Cruz on current challenges in creating computational crowds, especially those where the members of the crowd are cooperating to perform some task. A video of the talk can be viewed here: https://slugtube.soe.ucsc.edu/play-video.php?ID=1072 As a contrast to the […]

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Mark Henne talk at UCSC

On Friday, May 29, 2009, Mark Henne from Pixar came to UCSC and gave a talk on crowds in the movie Wall-E. You can watch the video here: https://slugtube.soe.ucsc.edu/play-video.php?ID=1070 I was impressed by the complexity of the AI underlying the characters that comprise the crowds, another reminder of just how complex seemingly simple real-world behaviors […]

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