A Storytelling Robot Managing Persuasive and Ethical Stances via ACT-R: An Exploratory Study

  title={A Storytelling Robot Managing Persuasive and Ethical Stances via ACT-R: An Exploratory Study},
  author={Agnese Augello and Giuseppe Citt{\`a} and Manuel Gentile and Antonio Lieto},
  journal={International Journal of Social Robotics},
  pages={1 - 17}
We present a storytelling robot, controlled via the ACT-R cognitive architecture, able to adopt different persuasive techniques and ethical stances while conversing about some topics concerning COVID-19. The main contribution of the paper consists in the proposal of a needs-driven model that guides and evaluates, during the dialogue, the use (if any) of persuasive techniques available in the agent procedural memory. The portfolio of persuasive techniques tested in such a model ranges from the… 

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