Coppélius' concoction: Similarity and complementarity among three affect-related agent models

Johannes Ferdinand Hoorn, Matthijs Pontier, Ghazanfar F. Siddiqui

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)


In aiming for behavioral fidelity, artificial intelligence cannot and no longer ignores the formalization of human affect. Affect modeling plays a vital role in faithfully simulating human emotion and in emotionally-evocative technology that aims at being real. This paper offers a short expose about three models concerning the regulation and generation of affect: CoMERG, EMA and I-PEFiCADM, which each in their own right are successfully applied in the agent and robot domain. We argue that the three models partly overlap and where distinct, they complement one another. To enable their integration, we provide an analysis of the theoretical concepts, resulting in a more precise representation of affect simulation in virtual humans, which we verify with simulation tests.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-49
Number of pages17
JournalCognitive Systems Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


Dive into the research topics of 'Coppélius' concoction: Similarity and complementarity among three affect-related agent models'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this