This paper presents a model of agent behavior that takes into account emotions and moral values. In our proposal, when the description of the current situation reveals that an agent's moral value is 'at stake', the moral goal of reestablishing the threatened value is included among the active goals. The compliance with values generates positive emotions like pride and admiration, while the opposite brings to shame and self-reproach. During the deliberation phase, the agent appraises her plans in terms of the emotional reward they are expected to yield, given the trade off between moral and individual goals. In this phase, the emotional reward affects the agent's choices about her behavior. After the execution phase, one's and others' actions are appraised again in terms of the agent's values, giving rise to moral emotions. The paper shows how emotional appraisal can be coupled with the choice among possible lines of action, presenting a mapping between plans and emotions that integrates and extends preceding proposals.

Emotional range in value-sensitive deliberation

BATTAGLINO, Cristina;DAMIANO, Rossana;LESMO, Leonardo
2013-01-01

Abstract

This paper presents a model of agent behavior that takes into account emotions and moral values. In our proposal, when the description of the current situation reveals that an agent's moral value is 'at stake', the moral goal of reestablishing the threatened value is included among the active goals. The compliance with values generates positive emotions like pride and admiration, while the opposite brings to shame and self-reproach. During the deliberation phase, the agent appraises her plans in terms of the emotional reward they are expected to yield, given the trade off between moral and individual goals. In this phase, the emotional reward affects the agent's choices about her behavior. After the execution phase, one's and others' actions are appraised again in terms of the agent's values, giving rise to moral emotions. The paper shows how emotional appraisal can be coupled with the choice among possible lines of action, presenting a mapping between plans and emotions that integrates and extends preceding proposals.
AAMAS International conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
Saint Paul, MN, USA
6-10 maggio 2013
Proc. of International conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, AAMAS '13
IFAAMAS
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9781450319935
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2485040
Emotions; Empathic agents; Moral values
Cristina Battaglino; Rossana Damiano; Leonardo Lesmo
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