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Published: 24 March 2005

416 Pages | 11 halftones, 34 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195166194

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Who Needs Emotions?

The Brain Meets the Robot

Edited by Jean-Marc Fellous and Michael A. Arbib

Series in Affective Science

Experts in neuroscience and artificial intelligence provide accessible expository chapters that address many challenging questions concerning human and animal emotions, and their possible analogs in the "brains" of robots, both now and in the future. What do we know of emotions in the animal and human brain? What are their functions? Can we design robots that will do more than mimic emotions? What would be the advantages of such designs, and how would they help us better understand human emotions? This timely and stimulating book is intended for researchers and graduated students in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, robotics, and artificial intelligence.