A functional approach to emotion in autonomous systems

Ricardo Sanz, Carlos Hernández, Jaime Gómez Rivas, Adolfo Hernando

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The construction of fully effective systems seems to pass through the proper exploitation of goal-centric self-evaluative capabilities that let the system teleologically self-manage. Emotions seem to provide this kind of functionality to biological systems and hence the interest in emotion for function sustainment in artificial systems performing in changing and uncertain environments; far beyond the media hullabaloo of displaying human-like emotion-laden faces in robots. This chapter provides a brief analysis of the scientific theories of emotion and presents an engineering approach for developing technology for robust autonomy by implementing functionality inspired in that of biological emotions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain Inspired Cognitive Systems 2008
EditorsA. Hussain, I. Aleksander, L. Smith, A. Barros, R. Chrisley, V. Cutsuridis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780387790992
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)00652598


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