Emotions and personality in agent design and modeling Conference

Gmytrasiewicz, PJ, Lisetti, CL. (2002). Emotions and personality in agent design and modeling . EURO-PAR 2011 PARALLEL PROCESSING, PT 1, 2333 LNAI 21-31. 10.1007/3-540-45448-9_3

cited authors

  • Gmytrasiewicz, PJ; Lisetti, CL


  • Our research combines two diverse strands of work in AI and cognitive science. We start from the principled paradigm of rational agent design based on decision theory. We then use this paradigm to formally define the emotional states and personality of an artificial intelligent agent. We view the emotional states as the agent's decision-making modes, predisposing the agent to make its choices in a specific, yet rational, way. Change of the emotional state, say due to an external stimulus, in vokes a transformation of the agent's decision-making behavior. We define personality as consisting of the agent's emotional states together with the specification of transitions taking place among the states. To enable an artificial agent to model the personalities and emotional states of agents and humans that it interacts with, we additionally provide a precise definition of a personality models of other agents. Our definition allows the personality models to be learned over the course of multiple interactions with the users and other agents. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002

published in

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 21

end page

  • 31


  • 2333 LNAI