The morphofunctional approach to emotion modelling in robotics

Herrera Perez, Carlos and Sánchez Escribano, María Guadalupe and Sanz Bravo, Ricardo (2012). The morphofunctional approach to emotion modelling in robotics. "Adaptive Behaviour", v. 20 (n. 5); pp. 388-404. ISSN 1059-7123. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059712312451604.

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Title: The morphofunctional approach to emotion modelling in robotics
Author/s:
  • Herrera Perez, Carlos
  • Sánchez Escribano, María Guadalupe
  • Sanz Bravo, Ricardo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Adaptive Behaviour
Date: October 2012
ISSN: 1059-7123
Volume: 20
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Embodiment, emotion, reconfiguration, morphology, dynamical systems
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this conceptual paper, we discuss two areas of research in robotics, robotic models of emotion and morphofunctional machines, and we explore the scope for potential cross-fertilization between them. We shift the focus in robot models of emotion from information-theoretic aspects of appraisal to the interactive significance of bodily dispositions. Typical emotional phenomena such as arousal and action readiness can be interpreted as morphofunctional processes, and their functionality may be replicated in robotic systems with morphologies that can be modulated for real-time adaptation. We investigate the control requirements for such systems, and present a possible bio-inspired architecture, based on the division of control between neural and endocrine systems in humans and animals. We suggest that emotional epi- sodes can be understood as emergent from the coordination of action control and action-readiness, respectively. This stress on morphology complements existing research on the information-theoretic aspects of emotion.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7246565UNITEUnspecifiedUPM - Marie Curie International Mobility Programme

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Item ID: 16506
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16506/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16506
DOI: 10.1177/1059712312451604
Official URL: http://adb.sagepub.com/content/20/5/388
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Feb 2014 19:10
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 17:13
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