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ANTONIO CHELLA

AN ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANOID ROBOT EXPRESSING EMOTIONS AND PERSONALITY

  • Autori: Pilato, G.; Sorbello, R.; Chella, A.; Vassallo, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2010
  • Tipologia: Capitolo o Saggio (Capitolo o saggio)
  • Parole Chiave: Humanoid Robot, Emotions, Personality, Latent Semantic Analysis
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/59500

Abstract

In this paper we illustrate the cognitive architecture of a humanoid robot based on the proposed paradigm of Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). The LSA approach allows the creation and the use of a data driven high-dimensional conceptual space. This paradigm is a step towards the simulation of an emotional behavior of a robot interacting with humans. The Architecture is organized in three main areas: Sub-conceptual, Emotional and Behavioral. The first area processes perceptual data coming from the sensors. The second area is the “conceptual space of emotional states” which constitutes the sub-symbolic representation of emotions. The last area activates a latent semantic behavior related to the humanoid emotional state. The robot generates its overall behavior also taking into account its “personality”. To validate the system, we implemented the system on a Aldebaran NAO humanoid robot.