Modeling Consciousness for Autonomous Robot Exploration

  • Raúl Arrabales Moreno
  • Agapito Ledezma Espino
  • Araceli Sanchis de Miguel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4527)


This work aims to describe the application of a novel machine consciousness model to a particular problem of unknown environment exploration. This relatively simple problem is analyzed from the point of view of the possible benefits that cognitive capabilities like attention, environment awareness and emotional learning can offer. The model we have developed integrates these concepts into a situated agent control framework, whose first version is being tested in an advanced robotics simulator. The implementation of the relationships and synergies between the different cognitive functionalities of consciousness in the domain of autonomous robotics is also discussed.


Cognitive Modeling Consciousness Attention Emotions Exploration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raúl Arrabales Moreno
    • 1
  • Agapito Ledezma Espino
    • 1
  • Araceli Sanchis de Miguel
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Informática, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda. de la Universidad 30, 28911 LeganésSpain

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