Interaction awareness for joint environment exploration

Spexard, Thorsten and Li, Shuyin and Wrede, Britta and Hanheide, Marc and Topp, Elin A. and Huttenrauch, Helge (2007) Interaction awareness for joint environment exploration. In: RO-MAN 2007 - The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 26 - 29 August 2007, Jeju Island, Korea.

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Abstract

An important goal for research on service robots
is the cooperation of a human and a robot as team. A
service robot in a domestic environment needs to build a
representation of its future workspace that corresponds to
the human user's understanding of these surroundings. But
it also needs to apply this model about the "where" and
"what" in its current interaction to allow communication about
objects and places in a human-adequate way. In this paper
we present the integration of a hierarchical robotic mapping
system into an interactive framework controlled by a dialog
system. The goal is to use interactively acquired environment
models to implement a robot with interaction aware behaviors.
A major contribution of this work is a three-level hierarchy of
spatial representation affecting three different communication
dimensions. This hierarchy is consequently applied in the design
of the grounding-based dialog, laser-based topological mapping,
and an objects attention system. We demonstrate the benefits
of this integration for learning and tour guiding in a humancomprehensible
interaction between a robot and its user in
a home-tour scenario. The enhanced interaction capabilities
are crucial for developing a new generation of robots that
will be accepted not only as service robots but also as robot
companions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:An important goal for research on service robots is the cooperation of a human and a robot as team. A service robot in a domestic environment needs to build a representation of its future workspace that corresponds to the human user's understanding of these surroundings. But it also needs to apply this model about the "where" and "what" in its current interaction to allow communication about objects and places in a human-adequate way. In this paper we present the integration of a hierarchical robotic mapping system into an interactive framework controlled by a dialog system. The goal is to use interactively acquired environment models to implement a robot with interaction aware behaviors. A major contribution of this work is a three-level hierarchy of spatial representation affecting three different communication dimensions. This hierarchy is consequently applied in the design of the grounding-based dialog, laser-based topological mapping, and an objects attention system. We demonstrate the benefits of this integration for learning and tour guiding in a humancomprehensible interaction between a robot and its user in a home-tour scenario. The enhanced interaction capabilities are crucial for developing a new generation of robots that will be accepted not only as service robots but also as robot companions.
Keywords:Robotics, Human-robot interaction
Subjects:H Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:6940
Deposited By: Marc Hanheide
Deposited On:30 Nov 2012 13:54
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:19

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