Learn More
INFLUENCE ABSTRACT.. Theorists have argued that facial expressions of emotion serve the inter-personal function of allowing one animal to predict another's behavior. Humans may extend these predictions into the indefinite future, as in the case of trait inference. The hypothesis that facial expressions of emotion (e.g., anger, disgust, fear, happiness, and(More)
While recognizing the theoretical importance of context, current research has treated naming as though semantic meaning were invariant and the same mapping of category exemplars and names should exist across experimental contexts. An assumed symmetry or bidirectionality in naming behavior has been implicit in the interchangeable use of tasks that ask(More)
This paper describes preliminary results of research on the perception and usability of interfaces projected onto real-world objects. Using a projector setup that enables us to compare users' color preferences, we show that the objects onto which colors are projected influence a user's choices. We also observe that many users are unable to recall and/or(More)
Performance metrics for machine intelligence (e.g., the Turing test) have traditionally consisted of pass/fail tests. Because the tests devised by psychologists have been aimed at revealing unobservable processes of human cognition, they are similarly capable of revealing how a computer accomplishes a task, not simply its success or failure. Here we propose(More)
Our position related to 'Anchoring Symbols to Sensor Data in Single and Multiple Robot Systems' is threefold. First, that conscious awareness of experience in humans is bootstrapped from sensory/motor interactions within the first 12 months following conception. Second, that human developmental physiology indicates the appropriate behavioral metalevel to(More)
Formulation of antioxidant agents is still a challenge that limits their application in the biomedical field. Pentablock copolymers obtained through modification of two common PEO-PPO-PEO copolymers (Pluronic F127 and F68) with poly(ε-carprolactone) (PCL) were evaluated regarding their capability to form nanocarriers suitable for gallic acid, methyl(More)
Autonomic Computing Systems (ACS) are envisioned to function with the robustness of self-regulating biological systems. They are self organizing, self configuring, self optimizing, self healing, self protecting, aware of both themselves and their environment, and capable of adapting to circumstances unknown to their designers while they continue to deliver(More)
The influence of culture on color perception and categorization is most often studied by comparing the use of single-word (monolexemic) color terms to name color categories across different languages, as in the World Color Survey [1, 2]. Color categorization and naming have been studied across a wide range of cultures to explore questions about the(More)
This paper contrasts the implementation of motivation and emotion in Project Joshua Blue with current approaches such as Breazeal's (2001) sociable robots. Differences in our implementation support our different goals for model performance and are made possible by a novel system architecture. Project Joshua Blue applies ideas from complexity theory and(More)