Can robots have emotions?

To give the robot an intelligence similar to that of men, they need to feel emotions.

Robot heart

"I've reached the conclusion that an intelligent system must have emotions built into it before it can function and so on."

This is the opinion of Graham Mann and he has developed algorithms capable of providing to machines an equivalent to our emotions. To do this he relied on the work of Putchik and his model named the emotion wheel.

How can this be done? The emotions of the machines are different from those of men. This is more like an automatic response, a series of conditions-actions. Humen will always be more nuanced.

Thus, robots or computers will be able to interpret the meaning of a story and get a general understanding of human behavior.

Many applications are conceivable, for computer games, for medicine and psychology.

Ref. Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.