Emotional Agents 2014


Notes:

JBdiEmo is an OCC model based emotional engine for Jadex BDI agent system.  OCC stands for Ortony, Clore and Collins, authors of the 1988 book, The Cognitive Structure of Emotions.

  • Affective agent
  • Artificial emotion
  • Emotion agent
  • Emotion synthesis
  • Emotional agent
  • Emotional processing
  • Robotic agents (robots)

Resources:

  • acii2015.org .. Sixth International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction
  • chatsubo.net .. specializing in the field of artificial intelligence
  • chatsubolabs.com .. research and development arm of chatsubo.net
  • jocc.googlecode.com .. simple implementation of the so-called OCC model of emotional processing

References:

See also:

100 Best Emotion Recognition VideosAffective Computing & Dialog Systems 2014 | Best Sensitive Artificial Listener VideosEmotional Agents 2013 | Jadex Framework | SAL (Sensitive Artificial Listener) 2014


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Authoring vs. configuring affective agents for interactive storytelling S Rank, S Hoffmann, HG Struck… – Applied Artificial …, 2014 – Taylor & Francis Autonomous characters in interactive storytelling can be supported by using affective agent architectures. The configuration of most current tools for controlling agents is, however, implementation specific and not tailored to the needs of authors. Based on literature … Cited by 3 Related articles All 2 versions

JBdiEmo—OCC model based emotional engine for Jadex BDI agent system S Korecko, T Herich, B Sobota – Applied Machine Intelligence …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—The belief-desire-intention (BDI) model is one of the most prominent models for designing artificial intelligent agents. Being relatively simple the BDI model doesn’t take into account several aspects of human reasoning, including the role of emotions. The work … Cited by 3 Related articles

A formal approach to model emotional agents behaviour in disaster management situations P Kefalas, I Sakellariou, D Basakos… – Artificial Intelligence: …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Emotions in Agent and Multi-Agent Systems change their behaviour to a more’natural’way of performing tasks thus increasing believability. This has various implications on the overall performance of a system. In particular in situations where … Cited by 2 Related articles All 2 versions

Experiencing Affective Agents in Simulation Games R Sales, E Clua, A Paes, D de Oliveira – Revista de Informática Aplicada, 2014 – ria.net.br Resumo Usually, characters of games based on the real world are simplified stereotypes of the human they represent, as suchgames disregard psychological aspects of the human mind. However, emotive elements based on humans may beessential to achieve a proper … Cited by 1 Related articles

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The relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance of Call Centre Agents N Shamsuddin, RA Rahman – Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract This study attempted to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance of call centre agents. Two call centres located at Kuala Lumpur were selected as the subject of this study involving 118 respondents. The self-report emotional … Cited by 2 Related articles

Agent-based modelling of emotional goals in digital media design projects J Marshall – International Journal of People-Oriented Programming …, 2014 – igi-global.com Abstract The authors promote agent-oriented models to identify, represent and evaluate high- level abstractions of digital media design projects. A major aspect is the introduction of emotional goals, in addition to functional goals and quality goals to describe feelings such … Cited by 2 Related articles

An emotion understanding framework for intelligent agents based on episodic and semantic memories M Kazemifard, N Ghasem-Aghaee, BL Koenig… – … agents and multi-agent …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Emotional intelligence is the ability to process information about one’s own emotions and the emotions of others. It involves perceiving emotions, understanding emotions, managing emotions and using emotions in thought processes and in other … Cited by 2 Related articles All 6 versions

The dynamics of emotional chats with bots: experiment and agent-based simulations B Tadic, V Gligorijevic, M Skowron… – arXiv preprint arXiv: …, 2014 – arxiv.org Abstract: Quantitative research of emotions in psychology and machine-learning methods for extracting emotion components from text messages open an avenue for physical science to explore the nature of stochastic processes in which emotions play a role, eg, in human … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions

The affective outcomes of using influence tactics in embodied conversational agents DC Derrick, GS Ligon – Computers in Human Behavior, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract In this study, we highlight the theoretical underpinnings of human impression management tactics and link them to current research in embodied conversational agents. Specifically, we incorporated impression management behaviors into an embodied … Cited by 2 Related articles All 2 versions

Emergence of emotional appraisal signals in reinforcement learning agents P Sequeira, FS Melo, A Paiva – Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent …, 2014 – Springer Abstract The positive impact of emotions in decision-making has long been established in both natural and artificial agents. In the perspective of appraisal theories, emotions complement perceptual information, coloring our sensations and guiding our decision- … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions

Collective emotion dynamics in chats with agents, moderators and Bots M Šuvakov, B Tadi? – arXiv preprint arXiv:1411.5392, 2014 – arxiv.org Abstract: Using agent-directed simulations, we investigate fluctuations in the collective emotional states on a chat network where agents interchange messages with a fixed number of moderators and emotional Bot. To design a realistic chat system, the interaction … Cited by 1 Related articles All 6 versions

Social support agents for older adults: longitudinal affective computing in the home L Ring, L Shi, K Totzke, T Bickmore – Journal on Multimodal User …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Loneliness and social isolation are significant problems in older adult populations. We describe the design of a multimodal conversational agent-based system designed to provide longitudinal social support to isolated older adults. Results from a requirements … Cited by 1 Related articles

Multiple Agents With Emotional Behaviour in The Blocks World. S Allen, TJM Bench-Capon – cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk This paper will describe a system which will exhibit emotional behaviour. We want this to be shown not in the interaction between a human and a computer, where the emotional concerns of the computer could do no more than introduce inefficencies, but in the … Related articles All 2 versions

Affective Tutoring System based on Extended Control-value Emotional Agent and 3×5 RLO Matrix H Moga, C Antonya, RG Boboc – Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract The present research aims to present the general framework of an affective teaching system (affective tutoring system-ATS) oriented to engineering education. ATS system is equipped with an emotional agent inspired by the psycho-pedagogical … Related articles

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Affective agents for enhancing emotional experience T Matsumoto, S Seko, R Aoki, A Miyata… – … on Human-agent …, 2014 – dl.acm.org Abstract We propose shared emotional experience agents. They enhance the user’s emotional experience by emotional contagion. Our experiment has 12 participants watch videos together with a robot that expresses an emotional state by body and voice. The … Related articles

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Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation of the Emotional and Behavioral Dynamics of Human Civilians during Emergency Situations M Belhaj, F Kebair, LB Said – Multiagent System Technologies, 2014 – Springer Abstract Agent based social simulations are becoming prevailing tools in the context of human behavior studies. Researchers in psychology, cognitive science and neuroscience have proved the prominent role of emotion on cognition and behavior. Particularly, during … Related articles All 3 versions

Design of a Fuzzy Affective Agent Based on Typicality Degrees of Physiological Signals JO Orero, M Rifqi – … Processing and Management of Uncertainty in …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Physiology-based emotionally intelligent paradigms provide an opportunity to enhance human computer interactions by continuously evoking and adapting to the user experiences in real-time. However, there are unresolved questions on how to model real- … Related articles All 3 versions

An Emotional Agent Model for the Simulation of Realistic Civilian Behaviors during Emergency Situations M Belhaj, F Kebair, LB Said – … Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent …, 2014 – dl.acm.org Abstract Analyzing human behaviors during emergency situations contributes to build efficient emergency management plans. Indeed, research shows that emotions have a major influence on human behavior particularly to respond to highly emotive events such as … Related articles All 3 versions

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An approach to knowledge dynamic maintenance for emotional agents SE Fulladoza Dalibón, DC Martínez… – … Jornadas Argentinas de …, 2014 – sedici.unlp.edu.ar In this work we present an approach to emotional reasoning for believable agents, by introducing a mechanism to progressively build a map of knowledge for reasoning. We present the notion of inference graph for progressive reasoning in an emotional context. In … Related articles All 2 versions

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Emotional agents as non-playable characters in games: Experience with Jadex and JBdiEmo S Korecko, B Sobota, P Curilla – Computational Intelligence and …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—The paper presents an emergency situation simulation game developed at the home institution of the authors as a system of emotional agents on the Jadex platform enhanced by the JBdiEmo emotional engine, which implements the OCC emotional …

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Agent-Based Modeling of Emotion Contagion in Groups T Bosse, R Duell, ZA Memon, J Treur, CN van der Wal – Cognitive Computation – Springer Abstract To avoid the development of negative emotion in their teams, team leaders may benefit from being aware of the emotional dynamics of the team members. To this end, the use of intelligent computer systems that analyze emotional processes within teams is a … Related articles All 5 versions

Emotional Embodied Conversational Agent R Singh – 2014 – wiki.csem.flinders.edu.au Abstract The main purpose of the work is to extract emotions from user input and apply to the dialogue between embodied conversational agent and user. Since the advent of the computer, many advancements has been made to make the interaction with the computer … Related articles

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Agent-Based System for Affective Intelligent Environment MA Puic?, I Mocanu, AM Florea – Intelligent Distributed Computing VII, 2014 – Springer Abstract Within the Ambient Intelligence research field there is little attention payed to the affective side of the users. However, we believe that it should not be ignored, because emotions have an important role in all human cognitive processes and in their behavior. A … Related articles All 2 versions

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Effect of emotional feedback in a decision-making system for an autonomous agent JF Guerrero Rázuri, D Sundgren, R Rahmani… – 2014 – diva-portal.org The main purpose of this research is the implementation of a decision model affected by emotional feedback in a cognitive robotic assistant that can capture information about the world around it. The robot will use multi-modal communication to assist the societal … All 2 versions

Emotional Responses in Artificial Agent-Based Systems: Reflexivity and Adaptation in Artificial Life CP Gonçalves – arXiv preprint arXiv:1401.2121, 2014 – arxiv.org Abstract: The current work addresses a virtual environment with self-replicating agents whose decisions are based on a form of” somatic computation”(soma-body) in which basic emotional responses, taken in parallelism to actual living organisms, are introduced as a … Related articles All 2 versions

Extending a BDI agents’ architecture with open emotional components B Alfonso Espinosa, E Vivancos Rubio… – 2014 – ebookxp.org Recently an increasing amount of research focuses on improving agents believability by adding affective features to its traditional modeling. This is probably due to the demands of reaching ever more realistic behaviors on agents simulations which extends to several … Related articles

A Neuro Fuzzy based Intelligent Agent for Emotion Recognition from Text G Sharada – 2014 – ir.inflibnet.ac.in Emotion recognition is an important aspect of Affective Computing. Emotion detection is currently an active research area and is necessary for developing affective, conversational interfaces. Human intellect newlinecannot work at its best without emotional intelligence. … All 4 versions

The Effect of Group Level Factors on Affective Convergence in Teams: An agent Based Model CM Small – 2014 – repository.lib.fit.edu Previous research supports the idea that affective convergence occurs in teams. The phenomenon of group affect has been well documented, however the group level conditions through which affective convergence emerges has received very little research. The … Related articles All 2 versions