Memories are vital in human interactions. To interact sociably with a
human, a robot should not only recognize and express emotions like a human,
but also share emotional experience with humans. We present an affective human-
robot communication system for a humanoid robot, AMI, which we designed
to enable high-level communication with a human through dialogue.
AMI communicates with humans by preserving emotional memories of users
and topics, and it naturally engages in dialogue with humans. Humans therefore
perceive AMI to be more human-like and friendly. Thus, interaction between
AMI and humans is enhanced.