Arousal and awareness in a humanoid robot

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title = "Arousal and awareness in a humanoid robot",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "Arousal, Exploration-exploitation, Gain control, Locus coeruleus",
author = "Christian Balkenius and Tj{\o}stheim, {Trond A.} and Birger Johansson",
year = "2018",
language = "English",
volume = "2287",
journal = "CEUR Workshop Proceedings",
issn = "1613-0073",
publisher = "CEUR Workshop Proceedings",
note = "Towards Conscious AI Systems Symposium, TOCAIS ; Conference date: 25-03-2019 Through 27-03-2019",