Arousal and awareness in a humanoid robot

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Arousal and awareness in a humanoid robot. / Balkenius, Christian; Tjøstheim, Trond A.; Johansson, Birger.

In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2287, 143406, 2018.

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T1 - Arousal and awareness in a humanoid robot

AU - Balkenius, Christian

AU - Tjøstheim, Trond A.

AU - Johansson, Birger

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - We describe how an arousal system that controls the levels of awareness can be implemented in a robot. The different levels of awareness correspond to different states of consciousness and we argue that an artificial arousal system modeled after its biological counterpart has a useful function in controlling the cognitive processing of a brain-like cognitive architecture. The level of awareness depends on arousal that in turn is controlled by novel or emotionally charged stimuli as well as by a circadian clock. Arousal is also modulated during cognitive tasks to control the randomness of decision processes and to select between exploration and exploitation.

AB - We describe how an arousal system that controls the levels of awareness can be implemented in a robot. The different levels of awareness correspond to different states of consciousness and we argue that an artificial arousal system modeled after its biological counterpart has a useful function in controlling the cognitive processing of a brain-like cognitive architecture. The level of awareness depends on arousal that in turn is controlled by novel or emotionally charged stimuli as well as by a circadian clock. Arousal is also modulated during cognitive tasks to control the randomness of decision processes and to select between exploration and exploitation.

KW - Arousal

KW - Exploration-exploitation

KW - Gain control

KW - Locus coeruleus

M3 - Article

VL - 2287

JO - CEUR Workshop Proceedings

T2 - CEUR Workshop Proceedings

JF - CEUR Workshop Proceedings

SN - 1613-0073

M1 - 143406

ER -