Introduction of the Need Model for Humanoid Robots to Generate Active Behavior

Hiroyasu Miwa, Kazuko Itoh, Daisuke Ito, Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

The authors have been developing human-like head robots in order to develop new head mechanisms and functions for a humanoid robot that has the ability to communicate naturally with a human by expressing human-like emotion. We believe that in the future, it will be necessary for personal robots to generate active behavior to interact bilaterally between human and robot. Therefore, we developed an Emotion Expression Humanoid Robot WE-4R (Waseda Eye No.4 Refined) in 2003. The Need Model consisting of the "Appetite," the "Need for Security" and the "Need for Exploration" was introduced to the mental model for humanoid robots. We also defined the "Need Matrix" and introduced the "Equations of Need" to describe the robot needs. Robots with the need model can generate and express active behavior according to their need. This paper describes the need model that is implemented in the Emotion Expression Humanoid Robot WE-4R.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1400-1406
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 26
Event2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2003 Oct 272003 Oct 31

Conference

Conference2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period03/10/2703/10/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Miwa, H., Itoh, K., Ito, D., Takanobu, H., & Takanishi, A. (2003). Introduction of the Need Model for Humanoid Robots to Generate Active Behavior. 1400-1406. Paper presented at 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Las Vegas, NV, United States.