Markéta Popelová


My recent projects are updated here.

Steering Game and Steering Tool

description: Educational tool for teaching, observing, testing and thereby understanding Steering Behaviors (technique of navigation virtual agents, invented by Craig Reynolds).

participation: I was the main programmer of this tool. The tool was based on a tool, which I developed for my Bachelor Thesis.

durantion: 2011-2012

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Story Factory

description: A tool enabling user to create short animated scenes with virtual characters.

participation: I was one of the programmers of the educational tool Story Factory, author of tutorials (both text and videos). I still participate in teaching courses about this tool (for high-school students or their teachers).

durantion: 2010-2011

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  • Master Thesis: Software tool for modelling coding and processing of information in auditory cortex of mice, 2013 [PDF]
  • Bachelor Thesis: Knihovna steering technik pro virtuální agenty, 2011 (in Czech) [PDF]



  • Brom C., Babor P., Popelová M., Bída M., Tomek J.: Controlling Three Agents in a Quarrel: Lessons Learnt. In Proceedings of Motion in Games (MIG), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Volume: 7660, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 158-169, 2012.
  • Popelová M., Brom C., Tomek J., Bída M.: Toolkit for Teaching Steering Behaviors for 3D Human-like Virtual Agents (Demonstration). In Proceedings of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Valencia, Spain, pp. 1477-1478, 2012. [PDF] [POSTER]


  • Popelová M., Bída M., Brom C., Gemrot J., Tomek J.: When a Couple Goes Together: Walk Along Steering. In Proceedings of Motion in Games (MIG), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Volume: 7060, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 278-289, ISBN 978-3-642-25089-7, 2011. [PDF]
  • Bída M., Brom C., Popelová M.: StoryFactory – a tool for scripting machinimas in Unreal Engine 2 and UDK. In Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Volume: 7069, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 334-337, ISBN 978-3-642-25288-4, 2011. [PDF]
  • Bída M., Brom C., Popelová M.: To Date or Not to Date? A Minimalist Affect-Modulated Control Architecture for Dating Virtual Characters. In Proceedings of The 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Volume: 6895, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 419-425, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23974-8_45, 2011. [PDF]
  • Popelová M., Bída M.: Steering techniky pro virtuální agenty. In: Proceedings of Kognice a umelý život XI. (KUŽ), pp. 207-212, ISBN 978-80-7248-644-1, 2011. [PDF]
© Markéta Popelová 2009 - 2012