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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch151
Pages 932-933
First published 30 July 2014

Pleasure, Persistence and Opportunism in Action Selection

Matthew Lewis, Antoine Hiolle and Lola Cañamero

Abstract (Excerpt)

An autonomous robot must show appropriate levels of persistence and opportunism to survive. We address this problem by using a mechanism akin to pleasure that modulates exteroception as a function of need satisfaction, rather than based on internal deficits and external threats as in previous work. The different context in which the modulating hormone is released has important consequences on persistence and opportunism.