Human Cognition and Social Agent Technology

| University of Reading
ISBN 9789027251398 (Eur) | EUR 83.00
ISBN 9781556194351 (USA) | USD 125.00
ISBN 9789027299949 | EUR 83.00 | USD 125.00
Human Cognition and Social Agent Technology is written for readers who are curious about what human (social) cognition is, and whether and how advanced software programs or robots can become social agents. Topics addressed in 16 peer-reviewed chapters by researchers at the forefront of agent research include: Narrative intelligence and implementations of story-telling systems, socially situated avatars and ‘conscious’ software agents, cognitive architectures for socially intelligent agents, agents with emotions, design issues for interactive systems, artificial life agents, contributions to agent design from artistic practice, and a Cognitive Technology view on living with socially intelligent agents. The book addresses both software and robotic agents. On the one hand justice is done to the scientific and technical aspects, and on the other hand the reader will learn about pioneering technological developments which are necessary for a public discourse and critical evaluation on where social agent technology is leading us and how such a development can be shaped in order to meet the social, cultural and cognitive needs of humans.
The book is suitable for students, researchers, and everyone interested in this emerging and quickly growing field, it does not require any specialist background knowledge.
(Series B)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 19]  2000.  xxiv, 448 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
About the Editor
List of Contributors
Kerstin Dautenhahn
1. Narrative Intelligence
Phoebe Sengers
2. Digital Augmentation of Keepsake Objects: A Place for Interaction of Memory, Story, and Self
Jennifer Williamson Glos
3. Children as Designers of Interactive Storytellers “Let me tell you a story about myself…”
Marina Umaschi Bers and Justine Cassell
4. Autonomous Synthetic Computer Characters as Personal Representatives
Linda Cook, Tim Bickmore, Sara Bly, Elizabeth Churchill, Scott Prevost and Joseph W. Sullivan
5. “Conscious” and Conceptual Learning in a Socially Situated Agent
Myles Bogner, Uma Ramamurthy and Stan Franklin
6. Emotionally Grounded Social Interaction
Dolores Cañamero and Walter Van de Velde
7. Architectural Requirements for Human-Like Agents Both Natural and Artificial: What sorts of machines can love?
Aaron Sloman
8. Connecting Reflection and Action: A Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Model
Ruth Aylett and David Barnes
9. The Role of Evaluation in Cognition and Social Interaction
Maria Miceli and Cristiano Castelfranchi
10. The Ontogeny of the Social Self. Towards a Formal Computational Theory
Eric Werner
11. Computational Embodiment: Agents as Constructed Complex Systems
Christopher Landauer and Kristie L. Bellman
12. Are We Having Fun Yet? Using Social Agents in Social Domains
Leonard N. Foner
13. The Emergence of Personality: How to Create Souls from Cells
Steve Grand
14. Machine-Mediated Communication: Agents of Representation
Bill Vorn
15. Agents as Artworks and Agent Design as Artistic Practice
Simon Penny
16. Living with Socially Intelligent Agents: A Cognitive Technology view
Kerstin Dautenhahn and Chrystopher L. Nehaniv
Subject Index
Name Index
“[...] this book is perhaps one of the most interesting I have read in the last five years. I would also like to mention that, while it is usually underestimated relative to the authors' contributions, the work done by the editor is really awesome. The biggest difficulty, in this case, is that the authors come from very different disciplines (AI, sociology, art and robotics) and yet there is a strong unity throughout the book. The organisation is clever and allows the reader (whether their background is in sociology or computer science) to progress quite easily.”
“[...] well worth reading for researchers in the area of user modelling and user-adaptive interaction.”
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2007.  In Attention in Cognitive Systems. Theories and Systems from an Interdisciplinary Viewpoint [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4840],  pp. 463 ff. Crossref logo
Dautenhahn, K.
2001. Editorial - socially intelligent agents - the human in the loop. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans 31:5  pp. 345 ff. Crossref logo
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2004.  In 2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37583),  pp. 3892 ff. Crossref logo
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Consciousness Research

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