The Emotional Robot Model Based on Endocrine System

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 180)


Inspired by the regulation mechanism of endocrine system, we attempts to build an emotional robot model with the purpose to achieve the self-adaptation of robot behaviour in a complex and changeable environment. The model designs an internal environment and emotion- & motive-generating models based upon the endocrine regulation mechanism. The robot relies upon the dynamic stability of the internal environment to accomplish its self- organization to the external environment. Emotion-generating module is applied to in vivo and in vitro contingencies of various kinds; by releasing hormones, the emotion generated influences the robot’s in vivo and in vitro perception, and then its behavioural choice. The motive-generating model is employed to maintain the relative stability of the internal environment, and the motive generated leads to the corresponding behavioural choice directly. In the end, the paper conducts detailedly the simulation experiment of robot planning, whose results prove the effectiveness of this emotional robot model.


endocrine system emotion motive robot control model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New Star Research Institute of Applied TechnologyHefeiChina

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