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Allocentric Emotional Affordances in HRI: The Multimodal Binding

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Department of Philosophy, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
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School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
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ARQ (Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary), School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
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Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2(4), 78; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti2040078
Received: 18 October 2018 / Accepted: 3 November 2018 / Published: 6 November 2018
The concept of affordance perception is one of the distinctive traits of human cognition; and its application to robots can dramatically improve the quality of human-robot interaction (HRI). In this paper we explore and discuss the idea of “emotional affordances” by proposing a viable model for implementation into HRI; which considers allocentric and multimodal perception. We consider “2-ways” affordances: perceived object triggering an emotion; and perceived human emotion expression triggering an action. In order to make the implementation generic; the proposed model includes a library that can be customised depending on the specific robot and application scenario. We present the AAA (Affordance-Appraisal-Arousal) model; which incorporates Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions; and we outline some numerical examples of how it can be used in different scenarios. View Full-Text
Keywords: affordance; empathy; HRI; emotion; multimodal; allocentric; libraries affordance; empathy; HRI; emotion; multimodal; allocentric; libraries
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Vallverdú, J.; Trovato, G.; Jamone, L. Allocentric Emotional Affordances in HRI: The Multimodal Binding. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2, 78.

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