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Who Needs Emotions?The brain meets the robot$
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Jean-Marc Fellous and Michael A. Arbib

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195166194

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.001.0001

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Robot Emotion

Robot Emotion

A Functional Perspective

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Who Needs Emotions?



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This chapter examines robot emotions from a functional perspective. It suggests that emotion-inspired mechanisms can improve the way autonomous robots operate in a human environment with people, and can improve the ability of these robots to effectively achieve their own goals. It describes the design of Kismet, an anthropomorphic robot that can interact with a human in a social way. Kismet's architecture includes a cognitive system that is tightly coupled to a separate emotive system, and each is designed as interacting networks of specialists that are activated when specific conditions are met.

Keywords:   robot emotions, autonomous robots, Kismet, anthropomorphic robot, cognitive system, emotive system

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