Traffic Simulations with Emotional Effects: A Proposal for Core Affect Contagion

6 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2010 Last revised: 16 Mar 2010

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Mario Paolucci

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC)

Hiromitsu Hattori

Kyoto University - Graduate School of Informatics

Date Written: February 12, 2010

Abstract

In this position paper, we introduce the idea of using emotions as a mediator between high-level planning and reactive behavior for multiagent-based simulation of driving. After reviewing motivations and arguing for the importance of our approach, we focus on a simple case, namely the contagion of core affects. We propose to extend an existing architecture, allowing for selection of driving styles depending on the current core affect. In turn, core affect is influenced by the driver's perception of others driving styles. We conclude by sketching a preliminary model that could be used to describe the result of reciprocal affect influencing in the traffic context.

Keywords: Traffic, Simulation, Driving, Core Affect, Emotion

JEL Classification: Z1

Suggested Citation

Paolucci, Mario and Hattori, Hiromitsu, Traffic Simulations with Emotional Effects: A Proposal for Core Affect Contagion (February 12, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1551802 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1551802

Mario Paolucci (Contact Author)

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) ( email )

Via Palestro, 32
Roma, RM 00185
Italy

Hiromitsu Hattori

Kyoto University - Graduate School of Informatics ( email )

Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501
Japan

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