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Why robots will have emotions

Sloman, Aaron and Croucher, Monica (1981) Why robots will have emotions. [Departmental Technical Report]

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Abstract

Emotions involve complex processes produced by interactions between motives, beliefs, percepts, etc. E.g. real or imagined fulfilment or violation of a motive, or triggering of a 'motive-generator', can disturb processes produced by other motives. To understand emotions, therefore, we need to understand motives and the types of processes they can produce. This leads to a study of the global architecture of a mind. Some constraints on the evolution of minds are disussed. Types of motives and the processes they generate are sketched.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Psychology > Clinical Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Robotics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:705
Deposited By:Sloman, Aaron
Deposited On:22 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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