Some of the dinosaurs in our Zoo are meeting each other for the very first time because, in reality, they come from vastly different time periods. Plus, not one of them has ever seen a human before! So we had to give our dinos a little social grooming to teach them how to interact with each other – and with you. The Cube team created a system to get the dinosaurs to consciously react to each other and to the Zoo’s visitors using a complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) system.
In these pictures you can see some of the behind-the-scenes work undertaken to make our dinosaurs smart! As you can see, there was quite a lot of heavy math involved for the AI.
These images give you a taste of some of the movement equations and the decision maps used to help the dinosaurs navigate their way through day-to-day life in the Zoo. Recreating dinosaurs’ personalities and social habits is no easy feat!