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

Foster, M. E., Giuliani, M., Müller, T., Knoll, A., Erlhagen, W., Bicho, E., Hipólito, N. and Louro, Luís (2008) Combining goal inference and natural-language dialogue for human-robot joint action. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications (CIMA 2008) in conjunction with ECAI 2018, Patras, Greece, 21-25 July 2008. Patras, Greece: UNSPECIFIED Available from:

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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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:combining, goal, inference, natural-language, dialogue, human-robot, joint, action
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:31038
Deposited By: Dr M. Giuliani
Deposited On:21 Feb 2017 16:49
Last Modified:21 Feb 2017 16:49

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