Biologically Inspired Emotional Expressions for Artificial Agents

@article{Korcsok2018BiologicallyIE,
  title={Biologically Inspired Emotional Expressions for Artificial Agents},
  author={Be{\'a}ta Korcsok and Veronika Konok and Gyorgy Persa and Tam{\'a}s Farag{\'o} and Mihoko Niitsuma and {\'A}d{\'a}m Mikl{\'o}si and P{\'e}ter Z{\'e}n{\'o} Korondi and P{\'e}ter Baranyi and M{\'a}rta G{\'a}csi},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
A special area of human-machine interaction, the expression of emotions gains importance with the continuous development of artificial agents such as social robots or interactive mobile applications. We developed a prototype version of an abstract emotion visualization agent to express five basic emotions and a neutral state. In contrast to well-known symbolic characters (e.g., smileys) these displays follow general biological and ethological rules. We conducted a multiple questionnaire study… 

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