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Title: Emotions, behaviour and belief regulation in an intelligent guide with attitude
Author: Lim, Mei Yii
ISNI:       0000 0001 3610 1389
Awarding Body: Heriot-Watt University
Current Institution: Heriot-Watt University
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis describes a biologically-inspired body-mind architecture for emotions, behaviour and belief regulation. The interest lies in modelling the conditions to the emergence of emotions instead of programming emotions. Emotions are not defined explicitly, but evolve from modulation of perception, motivation, actionselection, planning and memory access. The resulting agent acts as a contextaware mobile tour guide, guiding visitors touring an outdoor attraction, as well as presenting stories about the site and events. In addition to giving the illusion of life, the guide emulates a real guide's behaviour by presenting stories based on factors such as the user's interests, its own interests and its current memory activation. It possesses emotional memories that hold information about its past and its ideological perspectives, providing it with a personality. This allows the guide to present its autobiography,on top of facts. The related literature and the steps involved for the realisation of the proposed guide are presented. By having the body-mind .architecture, the guide shows plausible, flexible and adaptive . emotions, behaviour and belief. The system has been successfully evaluated and the result shows that the body-mind architecture is able to create a guide that provides a more interesting and enhanced tour experience.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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