|Stan Franklin and Uma Ramamurthy, Motivations, Values and Emotions: 3 sides of the same coin, Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, Paris, France, September 2006, Lund University Cognitive Studies, 128, p. 41-48.
|This position paper speaks to the interrelationships
between the three concepts of motivations, values, and
emotion. Motivations prime actions, values serve to
choose between motivations, emotions provide a
common currency for values, and emotions implement motivations. While conceptually distinct, the three are
so pragmatically intertwined as to differ primarily from
our taking different points of view. To make these
points more transparent, we briefly describe the three in
the context a cognitive architecture, the LIDA model, for software agents and robots that models human
cognition, including a developmental period. We also
compare the LIDA model with other models of
cognition, some involving learning and emotions.
Finally, we conclude that artificial emotions will prove
most valuable as implementers of motivations in
situations requiring learning and development.