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Software Engineering for Experimental Robotics

Volume 30 of the series Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics pp 291-305

An Integration Framework for Developing Interactive Robots

  • Jannik FritschAffiliated withApplied Computer Science, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University
  • , Sebastian WredeAffiliated withApplied Computer Science, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University

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Abstract

In recent years there is an increasing interest in building personal robots that are capable of a human-like interaction. In addition to multi-modal interaction skills, such a robot must also be able to adapt itself to unknown environments and, therefore, it has to be capable of knowledge acquisition in a lifelong learning process. Moreover, as humans are around, reactive control of the robot’s hardware is important, too. Consequently, researchers aiming to realize a personal robot have to integrate a variety of features. Due to the very different nature of the necessary capabilities, interactive robotics research is thus a truly interdisciplinary challenge.