Grounding robot autonomy in emotion and self-awareness

Ricardo Sanz*, Carlos Hernández, Adolfo Hernando, Jaime Gómez Rivas, Julita Bermejo-Alonso

*Corresponding author for this work

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Much is being done in an attempt to transfer emotional mechanisms from reverse-engineered biology into social robots. There are two basic approaches: the imitative display of emotion -e.g. to intend more human-like robots- and the provision of architectures with intrinsic emotion -in the hope of enhancing behavioral aspects. This paper focuses on the second approach, describing a core vision regarding the integration of cognitive, emotional and autonomic aspects in social robot systems. This vision has evolved as a result of the efforts in consolidating the models extracted from rat emotion research and their implementation in technical use cases based on a general systemic analysis in the framework of the ICEA and C3 projects. The desire for generality of the approach intends obtaining universal theories of integrated -autonomic, emotional, cognitive- behavior. The proposed conceptualizations and architectural principles are then captured in a theoretical framework: ASys - The Autonomous Systems Framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationFIRA 2009
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventFIRA RoboWorld Congress 2009 - Incheon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 16 Aug 200920 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5744 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceFIRA RoboWorld Congress 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of


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