Attentional Modulation of Mutually Dependent Behaviors

  • Ernesto Burattini
  • Silvia Rossi
  • Alberto Finzi
  • Mariacarla Staffa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6226)


In this paper, we investigate simple attentional mechanisms suitable for sensing rate regulation and action coordination in the presence of mutually dependent behaviors. We present our architecture along with a case study where a real robotic system is to manage and harmonize conflicting tasks. This research focuses on attentional mechanisms for regulating the frequencies of sensor readings and action activations in a behavior-based robotic system. Such mechanisms are to direct sensors toward the most salient sources of information and filter the available sensory data to prevent unnecessary information processing.


Cognitive Load Robotic System Attentional Mechanism Dependent Behavior Attentional Modulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernesto Burattini
    • 1
  • Silvia Rossi
    • 1
  • Alberto Finzi
    • 1
  • Mariacarla Staffa
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversity of Naples ”Federico II”NaplesItaly

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