Behavior model of humanoid robots based on operant conditioning

Kazuko Itoh, Hiroyasu Miwa, Munemichi Matsumoto, Massimiliano Zecca, Hideaki Takanobu, Stefano Roccella, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Paolo Dario, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

Personal robots, which are expected to become popular in the near future, are required to be active in work and community life alongside humans. Therefore, we have been developing new mechanisms and functions in order to realize natural bilateral interaction by expressing emotions, behaviors and personality in a human-like manner. We have proposed a mental model with emotion, mood, personality and needs. However, the robot behavior was very simple since the robot shows just a single kind of behavior in response to a robot mental state. In this paper, we present a new behavior model for humanoid robots based on operant conditioning, which is a well-known psychological behavior model. We implemented this new behavior model into the Emotion Expression Humanoid Robot WE-4RII (Waseda Eye No.4 Refined II), developed in 2004. Through the experimental evaluations, we confirmed that the robot with the new behavior model could autonomously select suitable behavior for the situation within a predefined behavior list.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2005 5th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
Pages220-225
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 5th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 2005 Dec 52005 Dec 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2005 5th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
Volume2005

Conference

Conference2005 5th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
CountryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period05/12/505/12/7

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Humanoid robot
  • Interaction
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Itoh, K., Miwa, H., Matsumoto, M., Zecca, M., Takanobu, H., Roccella, S., Carrozza, M. C., Dario, P., & Takanishi, A. (2005). Behavior model of humanoid robots based on operant conditioning. In Proceedings of 2005 5th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (pp. 220-225). [1573571] (Proceedings of 2005 5th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICHR.2005.1573571