Building Brains for Robots: A Psychodynamic Approach

  • Andrzej Buller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3776)


I argue that the disregard of the psychodynamic perspective by the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community is a kind of prejudice, and that AI/Robotics could benefit by dealing with some Freudian concepts. This point is supported by the results of some experiments with robots. An approach to AI/Robotics research called Machine Psychodynamics emerges from the discussion. The approach is compared with some other approaches in reference to mission, motivation, economy of behavior, world model, imitation, conflict resolution, role of perception, and human-robot communication.


Humanoid Robot World Model Battery Charger Freudian Theory Psychodynamic Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Buller
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  1. 1.Network Informatics LaboratoriesAdvanced Telecommunications Research Institute InternationalKyotoJapan

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