In this work, we are interested in understanding how emotional interactions with a social partner can bootstrap increasingly complex behaviors such as social referencing. Our idea is that social referencing as well as facial expression recognition can emerge from a simple sensori-motor system involing emotional stimuli. Without knowing that the other is an agent, the robot is able to learn some complex tasks if the human partner has some "empathy" or at least "resonate" with the robot head (low level emotional resonance). Hence we advocate the idea that social referencing can be boostrapped from a simple sensori-motor system not dedicated to social interactions.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||From Animals to Animats 11: Eleventh international conference on simulation of adaptive behavior - Paris, France|
Duration: 25 Aug 2012 → 28 Aug 2012
|Conference||From Animals to Animats 11|
|Period||25/08/12 → 28/08/12|