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Combining goal inference and natural-language dialogue for human-robot joint action

Foster, Mary Ellen; Giuliani, Manuel; Müller, Thomas; Knoll, Alois; Erlhagen, Wolfram; Bicho, Estella; Hipólito, Nzoji; Louro, Luís

Authors

Mary Ellen Foster

Thomas Müller

Alois Knoll

Wolfram Erlhagen

Estella Bicho

Nzoji Hipólito

Luís Louro



Abstract

We demonstrate how combining the reasoning components
from two existing systems designed for human-robot joint action produces an integrated system with greater capabilities than either of the individual systems. One of the systems supports primarily non-verbal interaction and uses dynamic neural fields to infer the user’s goals and to suggest appropriate system responses; the other emphasises natural-language interaction and uses a dialogue manager to process user input and select appropriate system responses. Combining these two methods of reasoning results in a robot that is able to coordinate its actions with those of the user while employing a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communicative actions.

Citation

Foster, M. E., Giuliani, M., Müller, T., Knoll, A., Erlhagen, W., Bicho, E., …Louro, L. (2008, July). Combining goal inference and natural-language dialogue for human-robot joint action. Paper presented at International Workshop on Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name International Workshop on Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Start Date Jul 21, 2008
End Date Jul 25, 2008
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2008
Publication Date Jul 21, 2008
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords combining, goal, inference, natural-language, dialogue, human-robot, joint, action
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications (CIMA 2008) in conjunction with ECAI 2018