International Journal of Social Robotics

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 181–199

Grounding the Interaction: Anchoring Situated Discourse in Everyday Human-Robot Interaction

Authors

    • CNRS—LAAS
    • Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, INP, ISAE, LAAS
    • Intelligent Autonomous SystemsTechnische Universität München
  • Raquel Ros
    • CNRS—LAAS
    • Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, INP, ISAE, LAAS
  • E. Akin Sisbot
    • CNRS—LAAS
    • Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, INP, ISAE, LAAS
  • Rachid Alami
    • CNRS—LAAS
    • Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, INP, ISAE, LAAS
  • Michael Beetz
    • Intelligent Autonomous SystemsTechnische Universität München
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12369-011-0123-x

Cite this article as:
Lemaignan, S., Ros, R., Sisbot, E.A. et al. Int J of Soc Robotics (2012) 4: 181. doi:10.1007/s12369-011-0123-x

Abstract

This paper presents how extraction, representation and use of symbolic knowledge from real-world perception and human-robot verbal and non-verbal interaction can actually enable a grounded and shared model of the world that is suitable for later high-level tasks such as dialogue understanding. We show how the anchoring process itself relies on the situated nature of human-robot interactions. We present an integrated approach, including a specialized symbolic knowledge representation system based on Description Logics, and case studies on several robotic platforms that demonstrate these cognitive capabilities.

Keywords

Cognitive roboticsHuman-robot interactionSymbol groundingKnowledge representationHuman-robot dialogue
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