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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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Beware the Passionate Robot

Beware the Passionate Robot

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Who Needs Emotions?


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This chapter discusses the observation that human emotions sometimes have unfortunate effects, which raises the concern that robot emotions might not always be optimal. It analyzes brain mechanisms for vision and language to ground an evolutionary account relating motivational systems to emotions and the cortical systems which elaborate them. It also attempts to determine how to address the issue of characterizing emotions in such a way that a robot can be considered to have emotions, even though they are not emphatically linked to human emotions.

Keywords:   emotions, robots, brain mechanisms, vision, language, motivational systems, cortical systems

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