Toward Affective Cognitive Robots for Human-Robot Interaction

M. Scheutz, P. Schermerhorn, C. Middendorff, J. Kramer, Dave Anderson, and Aaron Dingler

We present an architecture for complex affective robots for human-robot interaction. After describing our rationale for using affect as a means of "architectural integration", we give a quick conceptual example of how affect can play an organizational role in a complex agent and then describe our proposed affective architecture, its functionality and implementation, and results from experimental evaluations on an autonomous robot.

Subjects: 17. Robotics; 6. Computer-Human Interaction

Submitted: Aug 14, 2006

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