Human Cognition and Social Agent Technology

ORCID logoKerstin Dautenhahn | University of Reading
ISBN 9789027251398 (Eur) | EUR 83.00
ISBN 9781556194351 (USA) | USD 125.00
ISBN 9789027299949 | EUR 83.00 | USD 125.00
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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
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“[...] 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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Bosse, Tibor, Peter-Paul van Maanen & Jan Treur
2006. 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology,  pp. 255 ff. DOI logo
Bosse, Tibor, Peter-Paul van Maanen & Jan Treur
2007. Simulation and Formal Analysis of Visual Attention in Cognitive Systems. In Attention in Cognitive Systems. Theories and Systems from an Interdisciplinary Viewpoint [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4840],  pp. 463 ff. DOI 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. DOI logo
Dautenhahn, Kerstin, Alan Bond, Lola Cañamero & Bruce Edmonds
2002. Socially Intelligent Agents. In Socially Intelligent Agents [Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations, 3],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Landauer, Christopher & Kirstie L. Bellman
2003. Self-modeling Systems. In Self-Adaptive Software: Applications [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2614],  pp. 238 ff. DOI logo
Schmidt, C.T.
2004. 2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37583),  pp. 3892 ff. DOI logo
Schmidt, C.T.A.
2005. Of Robots and Believing. Minds and Machines 15:2  pp. 195 ff. DOI logo

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