The morphofunctional approach to emotion modelling in robotics

  title={The morphofunctional approach to emotion modelling in robotics},
  author={Carlos Herrera P{\'e}rez and Guadalupe S{\'a}nchez Escribano and Ricardo Sanz},
  journal={Adaptive Behaviour},
In this conceptual paper, we discuss two areas of research in robotics, robotic models of emotion and morphofunctional machines, and we explore the scope for potential cross-fertilization between them. We shift the focus in robot models of emotion from information-theoretic aspects of appraisal to the interactive significance of bodily dispositions. Typical emotional phenomena such as arousal and action readiness can be interpreted as morphofunctional processes, and their functionality may be… CONTINUE READING