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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
Pages (from-to)267-291
JournalAdaptive Behavior
Journal publication date12 Oct 2016
Volume24
Issue5
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StatePublished - 12 Oct 2016

Abstract

We present a robot architecture and experiments to investigate some of the roles that pleasure plays in the decision making (action selection) process of an autonomous robot that must survive in its environment.
We have conducted three sets of experiments to assess the effect of different types of pleasure---related versus unrelated to the satisfaction of physiological needs---under different environmental circumstances. Our results indicate that pleasure, including pleasure unrelated to need satisfaction, has value for homeostatic management in terms of improved viability and increased flexibility in adaptive behavior.

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Matthew Lewis and Lola Cañamero, 'Hedonic quality or reward? A study of basic pleasure in homeostasis and decision making of a motivated autonomous robot', Adaptive Behaviour, Vol. 24 (5): 267-291, October 2016, Special issue on Grounding Emotions in Robots. The version of record is available online at doi: 10.1177/1059712316666331. © The Author (s) 2016. Published by SAGE. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).

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