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Who Needs Emotions?: The brain meets the robot

Jean-Marc Fellous and Michael A. Arbib


The idea that one day robots may have emotions has captured the imagination of many and has been dramatized by robots and androids in many famous movies. This book tackles the issue of whether robots can have emotions from a purely scientific point of view. The study of the brain now usefully informs study of the social, communicative, adaptive, regulatory, and experiential aspects of emotion and offers support for the idea that we exploit our own psychological responses in order to feel others' emo ... More

Keywords: robots, emotions, fear, reward, punishment, neurochemistry, neuromodulators, robotics, simulated emotions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195166194
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Marc Fellous, editor

Michael A. Arbib, editor
University of Southern California

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