A conscious robot that expects emotions

Takashi Komatsu, Junichi Takeno

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Abstract

This research is aimed at achieving human consciousness in a robot. The authors focus on mirror image cognition, which is a high-level conscious function of humans, and have been conducting mirror image cognition tests with the robot, and have discovered that emotion and feelings are closely related to decision-making and learning. However, do humans always decide on an action through their emotions? Most probably, people learn from their experiences and decide on an action by expecting the future status using past experiences. Consciousness and memory are closely related to each other, and are important factors also in achieving consciousness in a robot. The present paper discusses human consciousness, episodic memory, one of the memory functions, and expectation. It also reports on the study of a conscious robot that incorporates all of these elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICIT 2011
Subtitle of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
Pages15-20
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2011 - Auburn, AL, United States
Duration: 14 Mar 201116 Mar 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAuburn, AL
Period14/03/1116/03/11

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Keywords

  • Cognition and behavior
  • consciousness
  • episodic memory
  • expectation
  • mirror image
  • neural networks
  • robotics
  • self awareness

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Komatsu, T., & Takeno, J. (2011). A conscious robot that expects emotions. In Proceedings - ICIT 2011: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (pp. 15-20). [5754338] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIT.2011.5754338