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Creating Synthetic Emotions through Technological and Robotic Advancements

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As humans interact more often and more intimately with computers, and as computational systems become an ever more important element of our society, playing roles in education, the production of culture and goods, and management, it is inevitable that we should seek to interact with these systems in ways that take advantage of our powerful emotional capabilities.
Creating Synthetic Emotions through Technological and Robotic Advancements compiles progressive research in the emerging and groundbreaking fields of artificial emotions, affective computing, and sociable robotics that allow humans to begin the once impossible-seeming task of interacting with robots, systems, devices, and agents. This landmark volume brings together expert international researchers to expound upon these topics as synthetic emotions move toward becoming a daily reality.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. PREFACE
    1. “SUBSUMING OR EMBODYING EMOTIONS?”
    2. STILL…WHAT IS A SYNTHETIC EMOTION?
    3. SUBSUMING OR EMBODYING EMOTIONS?
    4. IJSE’S ROLE AND CURRENT STATE
    5. OBJECTIVES
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
  5. Chapter 1: Modeling the Experience of Emotion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  6. Chapter 2: Review of Kansei Research in Japan
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MUSIC AND KANSEI
    4. KANSEI MACHINE VISION
    5. SYNTHESIS—RENDERING OF PEARL AND WOVEN CLOTH
    6. SYNESTHESIA—KANSEI AND BRAIN SCIENCE
    7. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 3: Simplifying the Design of Human-Like Behaviour
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
  8. Chapter 4: Emotion as a Significant Change in Neural Activity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. RESULTS
    5. DISCUSSION
  9. Chapter 5: Automatic, Dimensional and Continuous Emotion Recognition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND RESEARCH
    4. THEORIES OF EMOTION
    5. EXPRESSION AND PERCEPTION OF EMOTIONS
    6. FACIAL EXPRESSION
    7. BODILY EXPRESSION
    8. AUDIO
    9. BIO-POTENTIAL SIGNALS
    10. THERMAL SIGNALS
    11. POSED VS. SPONTANEOUS EXPRESSIONS
    12. DATA ACQUISITION
    13. DATA ANNOTATION
    14. AFFECT RECOGNITION
    15. PROBLEM DOMAIN
    16. RELIABILITY OF THE GROUND-TRUTH
    17. DURATION OF EMOTIONS
    18. EMOTION INTENSITY
    19. THE BASELINE PROBLEM
    20. DIMENSIONALITY
    21. GENERALIZATION
    22. FUSION
    23. EVALUATION
    24. THE STATE-OF-THE-ART
    25. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
  10. Chapter 6: Emotion in the Pursuit of Understanding
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. DUAL PROCESSES?
    4. 3. NEURAL NETWORK APPROACHES TO EMOTIONAL-COGNITIVE INTERACTIONS
    5. 4. AESTHETIC EMOTIONS AND THE KNOWLEDGE INSTINCT
    6. 5. GENERAL DISCUSSION
  11. Chapter 7: Chatterbox Challenge as a Test-Bed for Synthetic Emotions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHATTERBOX CHALLENGE
    4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 8: Effects of Polite Behaviors Expressed by Robots
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. PROCEDURES
    5. RESULTS
    6. ANOVAS FOR IMPRESSION SCORES
    7. DISCUSSION
  13. Chapter 9: Are Robots Autistic?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EMBODIED THEORIES VS. AMODAL APPROACH
    4. AUTISM
    5. FINAL THOUGHTS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors
  16. Related References
  17. Index