Accession Number:

ADA434824

Title:

A Context-Dependent Attention System for a Social Robot

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This paper presents part of an ongoing project to integrate perception, attention, drives, emotions, behavior arbitration, and expressive acts for a robot designed to interact socially with humans. The authors present the design of a visual attention system based on a model of human visual search behavior from Wolfe 1994. The attention system integrates perceptions e.g., motion detection, color saliency, and face pop-outs with habituation effects and influences from the robots motivational and behavioral state to create a context-dependent attention activation map. This activation map is used to direct eye movements and to satiate the drives of the motivational system.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cybernetics
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE