Robopsychology is primarily the study of the personalities of intelligent machines. This is related to a lot of recent work with emotional agents, or "affective computing"; emotions and all kinds of non-verbal communication are the next level of agent technology, beyond natural language programming (NLP). Sentiment analysis is a lot closer to this than most people realize; in fact, data mining is a lot like how conversational agents discover replies. A number of the earliest chatterbots were attempts to mimic "therapists", most notably Weizenbaum's ELIZA. There have also been many attempts to mimic pathological psychological conditions, such as schizophrenia, in chatbots. With chatbots in general there is a significant element of “smoke and mirrors” involved, which introduces the human psychological element into the machine in the form of cultural, linguistic and thematic assumptions and expectations, so becoming in a sense a sort of “mind game”. There is something called "Believable Agents", so believability in agents can be a significant consideration. There has been a lot of work on the psychological aspects of intelligent tutoring systems in educational environments, such as for language learning, medicine (virtual patients), not to mention military. The field of Interactive Storytelling also involves significant psychological considerations. There is also a significant push toward developing interactive artificial companions, in particular for senior care, for which obviously certain psychological sensitivity is required. Artificial moral agents are another area involving psychological as well as philosphical considerations. Personality archiving, or "mind uploading", is yet another psychological application of conversational agents. In addition to computational creativity, there is also significant work being done in the area of humor in agents, or "computational humor".
Robopsychology not only includes the study of artificial, synthetic or robotic emotional relations with humans, but also that of both positive and negative human emotional relations with robots, including the "Uncanny Valley", "Lovotics" and ASFR.
BICA (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures) relies on recent advances in cognitive psychology.
Computational creativity is a multidisciplinary endeavour that is located at the intersection of the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, philosophy, and the arts.
Discourse analysis aims at revealing socio-psychological characteristics of a person.
Ethics of artificial intelligence, Machine ethics and Roboethics concern the ethics of technology specific to robots and other artificially intelligent beings.
Social robot is an autonomous robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physical agents.
Psycholinguistics is the psychology of language, cognitive processes, and grammatical structures (see also: Cognitive Linguistics).
The Dr. Romulon chatbot is supposed to be an improved version of the original ELIZA 'robotic psychotherapist' ..
"Paranoid schizophrenic" Twitter bot @N_Pacione (a Twitter implementation of MegaHAL, a 'learning' Markov bot) .. by @tjcrowley .. has an antecedent in Kenneth Colby's bot PARRY ..
Kalle Kotipsykiatri ("Kalle, the home psychiatrist") .. 1984 Finnish language chatterbot by Jyrki Kasvi @jyrkikasvi
Patent (2010): Artificial Psychology Dialog Player with Aging Simulation is a software program that picks a sentence line from a repertoire according to probabilistic rules and artificial personality states.
I, Robopsychologist, Part 1: Why Robots Need Psychologists (2012) .. by Andrea Kuszewski @AndreaKuszewski [Google Scholar]
I, Robopsychologist, Part 2: Where Human Brains Far Surpass Computers (2012) ..
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A Schizophrenic Approach for Intelligent Conversational Agents (2011) [PDF] .. by Jean-Claude Heudin @jcheudin
Affective Conversational Agents (2011) [PDF] .. by Zoraida Callejas etc
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Integrating Psychological Behaviors in the Rational Process of Conversational Assistant Agents (2011) [PDF] .. by Jean-Paul Sansonnet etc
Psychological and Computational Models of Language Comprehension: In Defense of the Psychological Reality of Syntax (2011) .. by David Pereplyotchik
The Challenge of Constructing Psychologically Believable Agents (2011) [PDF] .. by Felix Schönbrodt etc
Building credible agents: Behaviour influenced by personality and emotional traits (2010) [PDF] .. by Elisabetta Bevacqua etc
Close Engagements with Artificial Companions: Key social, psychological, ethical and design issues (2010) .. book edited by Yorick Wilks
Emotional Conversational Agents in Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry (2010) .. by María Lucila Morales-Rodríguez etc
Extraction of Agent Psychological Behaviors from Glosses of WordNet Personality Adjectives (2010) [PDF] .. by @fbouchet etc
Psychological research on embodied conversational agents: The case of pedagogical agents (2010) .. edited by Nicole C. Krämer
Response to a relational agent by hospital patients with depressive symptoms (2010) .. by Timothy W. Bickmore etc
Technological and Psychological Fundamentals of Psychological Customization Systems (2010) [PDF] .. by Timo Saari etc
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Iterative design process for robots with personality (2009) [PDF] .. by Bernt Meerbeek etc [Google Scholar]
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Learning to Adapt in Dialogue Systems: Data-driven Models for Personality Recognition and Generation (2008) [PDF] .. thesis by François Mairesse [Google Scholar]
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Computational Modelling of the Neural Systems Involved in Schizophrenia (2007) [PDF] .. thesis by Angela J Thurnham
Psychological implications of domestic assistive technology for the elderly (2007) [PDF] .. by Amedeo Cesta etc
Realistic virtual characters in treatments for psychological disorders-an extensive agent architecture (2007) [PDF] .. by Anja Johansson [Google Scholar]
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Augmenting interaction and cognition using agent architectures and technology inspired by psychology and social worlds (2006) [PDF] .. by Steve Goschnick etc [Google Scholar]
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The psychology and technology of talking heads: Applications in language learning (2005) [PDF] .. by Dominic W. Massaro [Google Scholar]
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