, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 899–905 | Cite as

The HeartMath coherence model: implications and challenges for artificial intelligence and robotics

  • Stephen D. EdwardsEmail author
Open Forum


HeartMath is a contemporary, scientific, coherent model of heart intelligence. The aim of this paper is to review this coherence model with special reference to its implications for artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Various conceptual issues, implications and challenges for AI and robotics are discussed. In view of seemingly infinite human capacity for creative, destructive and incoherent behaviour, it is highly recommended that designers and operators be persons of heart intelligence, optimal moral integrity, vision and mission. This implies that AI and robotic design and production should be continuously optimized through vigilant and appropriate human and material quality control procedures. Evidence is provided for some value and effectiveness of the HeartMath coherence model in this context.


HeartMath Coherence Artificial intelligence Robotics 



This work is based on research supported by the University of Zululand and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). Any opinion, finding and conclusion or recommendation expressed in this material is that of the author(s) and the NRF does not accept any liability in regard thereto.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa

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