%A Aaron Sloman %J Creating Personalities for Synthetic Actors: Towards Autonomous Personality Agents %T What sort of control system is able to have a personality? %X This paper outlines a design-based methodology for the study of mind as a part of the broad discipline of Artificial Intelligence. Within that framework some architectural requirements for human-like minds are discussed, and some preliminary suggestions made regarding mechanisms underlying motivation, emotions, and personality. A brief description is given of the `Nursemaid' or `Minder' scenario being used at the University of Birmingham as a framework for research on these problems. It may be possible later to combine some of these ideas with work on synthetic agents inhabiting virtual reality environments. %P 16-208 %E Robert Trappl %E Paolo Petta %D 1996 %I Springer %L cogprints702