Coppélius' concoction: Similarity and complementarity among three affect-related agent models
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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-PEFiC ADM , 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.