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A Situation-Aware Fear Learning (SAFEL) Model for Robots

Rizzi Raymundo, Caroline, Johnson, Colin G., Fabris, Fabio, Vargas, Patricia A. (2016) A Situation-Aware Fear Learning (SAFEL) Model for Robots. Neurocomputing, 221 . pp. 32-47. ISSN 0925-2312. (doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2016.09.035) (KAR id:58076)

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Abstract

This work proposes a novel Situation-Aware FEar Learning (SAFEL) model for robots. SAFEL combines concepts of situation-aware expert systems with well-known neuroscientific findings on the brain fear-learning mechanism to allow companion robots to predict undesirable or threatening situations based on past experiences. One of the main objectives is to allow robots to learn complex temporal patterns of sensed environmental stimuli and create a representation of these patterns. This memory can be later associated with a negative or positive “emotion”, analogous to fear and confidence. Experiments with a real robot demonstrated SAFEL’s success in generating contextual fear conditioning behaviour with predictive capabilities based on situational information.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.neucom.2016.09.035
Uncontrolled keywords: Contextual Fear Conditioning, Brain Emotional Learning, Temporal Pattern, Affective Computing, Autonomous Robotics, Amygdala and Hippocampus Modelling
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76.E95 Expert Systems (Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.87 Neural computers, neural networks
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.9.H85 Human computer interaction
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: C. Rizzi-Raymundo
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 14:24 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58076 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rizzi Raymundo, Caroline: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9757-2432
Johnson, Colin G.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9236-6581
Fabris, Fabio: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7159-4668
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