Affective adaptation of synthetic social behaviour

P. L D Anjos, Ruth Aylett, Alison Cawsey

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This research focuses on designing affective roles in agent-based social simulation (ABSS) focused on ethology. Synthetic agents are addressed as autonomous, intentional software entities capable of managing primate-like (hierarchical) social relationships in small-scale societies. The critique involves discussion of potential affective roles in socio-cognitive agent architectures, both in terms of individual action-selection and group organisation. With the diversity of social and emotional accounts, primate-like ABSS is put forward with individual behaviour related not only to reactivity or focused on function-optimisation. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - 2nd International Conference, ACII 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages6
Volume4738 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event9th European Conference on Advance in Artificial Life - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 Sept 200714 Sept 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4738 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference9th European Conference on Advance in Artificial Life
Abbreviated title ECAL 2007


  • Affective social regulation
  • Emergence
  • Multi-agent simulation


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