Emotional Synthetic Forces
Final rept. Sep 1999-Jan 2003
SOAR TECHNOLOGY INC ANN ARBOR MI
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The objective of this research was to make the decision making process of complex agents less predictable and more realistic, by incorporating emotional factors that affect humans. To this end, researchers adopted an approach that promotes the emergence of behavior as a result of complex interactions between factors affecting emotions, integrated in a connectionist style model, and factors affecting decision making, represented in a symbolic model. This report explains the model subcomponents, integration, and testing, which includes a description of the behaviors we used in the development of prototype, the design of experiments, a representative set of behavior patterns that emerged as a result of exercising the model over the design space, and recommendations for future work. Results of prototype suggest an effective means of increasing the variability of computer generated forces CGF behavior in manner consistent with modern day emotional theories.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems