Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '00, 2000. Paper Website abstract bibtex
Emotional reasoning can be an important contribution to auto- mated tutoring and training systems. This paper describes Émile, a model of emotional reasoning that builds upon existing approaches and significantly generalizes and extends their capabilities. The main contribution is to show how an explicit planning model al- lows a more general treatment of several stages of the reasoning process. The model supports educational applications by allowing agents to appraise the emotional significance of events as they relate to students' (or their own) plans and goals, model and predict the emotional state of others, and alter behavior accordingly.