Realization of an Emotional Conscious Robot and Imitation Behavior

R. Igarashi, T. Suzuki, Y. Shirakura, and J. Takeno (Japan)


Artificial consciousness and emotion, conscious robot, feelings of robot, pain, solitude, and imitation behaviour


An experiment on imitation behavior using a robot that has functions similar to human consciousness and emotions has been successful. The authors added a new function called “robot emotion” to the robot’s conscious system. Robot emotion is a function that captures physical information on the robot, as information associated with the robot’s survival, and this information is incorporated into the actions of the robot. The robot acknowledges states of disturbance through the emotions, learns by itself how to avoid such disturbances and performs imitation behavior successfully.

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