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When Emotion Does Not Mean Loss of Control

  • Ricardo Imbert
  • Angélica de Antonio
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3661)

Abstract

The traditional consideration that intelligent behaviors can only be produced from pure reasoning fails when trying to explain most of human behaviors, in which the emotional component has a decisive weight. However, although many different efforts have been made to consider emotions in the rational process, emotion is still perceived by many research areas as a non-desirable quality for a computational system. This is not the case of the field of believable agents, where emotions are well respected, although they are sometimes associated to a certain loss of control.

This paper presents the mechanisms proposed by a generic cognitive architecture for agents with emotionally influenced behaviors, called cognitiva, to maintain behaviors control without giving up the richness provided by emotions. This architecture, together with a progressive specification process for its application, have been used successfully to model 3D intelligent virtual agents.

Keywords

Personality Trait Autonomous Agent Cognitive Module Virtual Human Personal Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Imbert
    • 1
  • Angélica de Antonio
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridBoadilla del Monte, MadridSpain

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