Timidity: A Useful Mechanism for Robot Control?

Neal, Mark and Timmis, Jon (2003) Timidity: A Useful Mechanism for Robot Control? Informatica, 27 (4). pp. 197-204. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Responses labelled as emotional in the higher animals are frequently portrayed as incidental to the generation of reasonable behavior. Clearly this view is incompatible with the reality of animal behavior as observed in nature, emotion plays a significant role in the generation of useful behaviour. Homeostasis is the product of the interaction of the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. This work views emotional responses as part of an integrated approach to the generation of behavior in artificial organisms via mechanisms inspired by homeostasis. The mechanism presented here employs the concept of a novel Artificial Endocrine System which interacts with an Artificial Neural Network to generate behaviour which could be classified as emotive.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: artificial immune systems, clonal selection, immune network, robot control
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2009 17:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13852 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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