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Arousal and awareness in a humanoid robot

Balkenius, Christian LU ; Tjøstheim, Trond A. LU and Johansson, Birger LU (2018) Towards Conscious AI Systems Symposium In CEUR Workshop Proceedings 2287.
Abstract

We describe how an arousal system that controls the levels of awareness can be implemented in a robot. The different levels of awareness correspond to different states of consciousness and we argue that an artificial arousal system modeled after its biological counterpart has a useful function in controlling the cognitive processing of a brain-like cognitive architecture. The level of awareness depends on arousal that in turn is controlled by novel or emotionally charged stimuli as well as by a circadian clock. Arousal is also modulated during cognitive tasks to control the randomness of decision processes and to select between exploration and exploitation.

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Arousal, Exploration-exploitation, Gain control, Locus coeruleus
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CEUR Workshop Proceedings
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2287
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Towards Conscious AI Systems Symposium
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Stanford, United States
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2019-03-25 - 2019-03-27
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1613-0073
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English
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