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If so, would their emotions be considered real?
So the question might be, would a computer need to a process anything like that?
If surprise is an emotion, I can see why a robot might need this emotion.
Primary or universal emotions- happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise, disgust.
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there will be no feeling - just programmed instinctive behaviours.
We don't really want robots to have the same instincts as people, because in a survival situation it would be better if the robots don't try to save themselves at the expense of people
if one can think, one will have emotion.if robots follow logic, they will have emotion.
How will they detect this emotion stuff to guage how they feel? It's easy to imagine something experiencing feelings, but how does that get translated into data documenting the experience of those feelings? Where is the "read qualia" machine code instruction?
if one can think, one will have emotion.if robots follow logic, they will have emotion.too much emotion, will delete stuff.
My suspicion is that the more self-analytical software and hardware the robot has, the more likely it would be to have "emotion" (dare I say self awareness?)
I thought this was an interesting article, particularly their attempt to separate emotion from feeling ..........So would a robot need a program that has these kinds of traits of emotional states?
Yeah, I wondered that, too. For animals, surprise does seem to be an alarm that says "stop what you're doing, cancel that next action, or focus attention on this - because somethings not what I expected, and I need more time to figure out why, and what to do next."
Have you also noticed how some emotions are linked to another. Similarity between laughter and crying, one sometimes being on the edge of the other. Anger and fear? The choking sob of relief after a stress situation.Even in a self learning robot it is hard to imagine these emotion mixes being useful or necessary. I suspect in humans it is an evolutionary borrowing of one circuit to do more than one function, efficiency of building blocks - subroutines.
I wonder, also, about the connection between emotion and memory or learning in emotions. That is, whether certain experiences don't make it as easily into long term memory if they aren't accompanied by an emotional response. That correlation wouldn't prove that emotion facilitates memory, since things that provoke an emotional response might just also be worth remembering. But perhaps an artificially induced state (from say, a shot of adrenalin) improving memory of a fact or event might be evidence.