Using emotions for the development of human-agent societies

  • J. A. Rincon
  • J. Bajo
  • A. Fernandez
  • V. Julian
  • C. Carrascosa


Human-agent societies refer to applications where virtual agents and humans coexist and interact transparently into a fully integrated environment. One of the most important aspects in this kind of applications is including emotional states of the agents (humans or not) in the decision-making process. In this sense, this paper presents the applicability of the JaCalIVE (Jason Cartago implemented intelligent virtual environment) framework for developing this kind of society. Specifically, the paper presents an ambient intelligence application where humans are immersed into a system that extracts and analyzes the emotional state of a human group. A social emotional model is employed to try to maximize the welfare of those humans by playing the most appropriate music in every moment.


Multi-agent systems Virtual environments Emotional agents 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Rincon
    • 1
  • J. Bajo
    • 2
  • A. Fernandez
    • 3
  • V. Julian
    • 1
  • C. Carrascosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Systems and ComputationUniversitat Politecnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Inteligencia ArtificialUniversidad Politecnica de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Centre for Intelligent Information TechnologiesUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

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