What sort of control system is able to have a personality?

  • Aaron Sloman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1195)


This paper outlines a design-based methodology for the study of mind as a part of the broad discipline of Artificial Intelligence. Within that framework some architectural requirements for human-like minds are discussed, and some preliminary suggestions made regarding mechanisms underlying motivation, emotions, and personality. A brief description is given of the ‘Nursemaid’ or ‘Minder’ scenario being used at the University of Birmingham as a framework for research on these problems. It may be possible later to combine some of these ideas with work on synthetic agents inhabiting virtual reality environments.


Virtual Machine Design Space Management Process Automatic Process Intelligent Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Sloman
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  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceThe University of BirminghamBirminghamEngland

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