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Choreographing Superpowered AI Movement in 'Suicide Squad'

Lingxiao Fu  (Advanced AI Programmer, Rocksteady Studios)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

This talk presents an expressive and scalable AI movement stack that realizes diverse AI traversal behaviors in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. A hierarchical multi-modal pathfinding approach operating on hyper-connected navigation data is used to produce effective paths in the complex open world of Metropolis. A novel path-planning approach is introduced between pathfinding and path following to create more varied and nuanced traversal decisions. AI path is annotated and broken down into featured patterns based on agent movement constraints and preference and then solved by an HTN-style planner into traversal plans. An adaptive traversal plan execution layer allows AI agents to carry out the planned traversal with the ability to repair and adjust their actions on the fly.


The audience will learn how to construct a movement stack that offers more flexibility and scalability than present movement pipelines. They will learn how HTN planning is adapted to solve an AI traversal planning problem. This will empower their agents to traverse in various ways.

Intended Audience

This is for those interested in how to realize diverse AI traversal in complex world representations, based on how the AI movement stack of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League operates. Prerequisite knowledge of pathfinding, navigation meshes, and automated planning is useful.

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