Building Emotional Artifacts in Social Worlds: Challenges and Perspectives

TitleBuilding Emotional Artifacts in Social Worlds: Challenges and Perspectives
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCañamero, LD
EditorCañamero, LD
Name of ProceedingsEmotional and Intelligent II: The Tangled Knot of Social Cognition; Papers from the 2001 AAAI Fall Symposium
PublisherAAAI Press
Conference LocationNorth Falmouth, Massachusetts
ISBN Number978-1-57735-136-8
Other NumbersTechnical Report FS-01-02

This paper discusses ideas relative to the construction of emotional artifacts that have to interact in a social world, and in particular with humans. It first examines some of the ways in which emotions can enhance social interactions with artifacts, and some of the challenges posed to the designer. After considering the debate that opposes "shallow" versus "deep" modeling, it sketches some ways in which we can anchor emotions in the architecture of artifacts in order to make emotional interactions meaningful not only to the human, but also to the artifact itself. It finally outlines some of the cognitive capabilities that artifacts should incorporate for their emotions to be properly grounded and to give rise to rich social exchanges with humans.