Abstract de la publi numéro 11245

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is the art of designing intelligent and user-focused environments. It is thus of great importance to take human factors into account. In this paper we especially focus on emotions, that have been proved to be essential in human reasoning and interaction. To this end, we assume that we can take advantage of the results obtained in Artificial Intelligence about the formal modeling of emotions. This paper specifically aims at showing the interest of logic as a tool to design agents endowed with emotional abilities useful for Ambient Intelligence applications. In particular, we show that modal logics allow to represent the mental attitudes implicated in emotions such as beliefs, goals, ideals. Moreover, we illustrate how modal logics can be used to represent complex emotions (also called self-conscious emotions) involving elaborated forms of reasoning, such as self-attribution of responsibility and counterfactual reasoning. Examples of complex emotions are regret and guilt. We illustrate our logical approach by formalizing some case studies concerning an intelligent house taking care of its inhabitants.