When robots weep: a computational approach to affective learning

  title={When robots weep: a computational approach to affective learning},
  author={Juan David Vel{\'a}squez},
This thesis presents a unified computational framework for the study of emotion that integrates several concepts and mechanisms which have been traditionally deemed to be integral components of intelligent behavior. We introduce the notion of affect programs as the primary theoretical constructs for investigating the function and the mechanisms of emotion, and instantiate these in a variety of embodied agents, including physical and simulated robots. Each of these affect programs establishes a… CONTINUE READING

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