Emotional Robotic System with Psychological Model
Hidenori Ishihara* and Toshio Fukuda**
*Department of Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering, Kagawa University 2217-20 Hayashi, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0396, Japan TEL: +81-87-864-2334, FAX: +81-87-864-2369
**Center for Cooperative Research in Advanced Science and Technology, Nagoya University Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
Authors propose a new concept of a group robotic system, which decides motion based on mass psychology. Mass psychology deal with the behavior of a crowd of organisms, focusing on the effect of emotion on the behavior of a group of organisms. In a group of organisms, emotion has an effect on motion and telecommunication between them. We apply this principle of behavior based on emotion to a group robotic system and propose an algorithm to control it using this theory. Simulation shows the effect of algorithms using emotion.