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A Human-Robot Competition: Towards Evaluating Robots’ Reasoning Abilities for HRI

  • Amit Kumar Pandey
  • Lavindra de Silva
  • Rachid Alami
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9979)

Abstract

For effective Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), a robot should be human and human-environment aware. Perspective taking, effort analysis and affordance analysis are some of the core components in such human-centered reasoning. This paper is concerned with the need for benchmarking scenarios to assess the resultant intelligence, when such reasoning blocks function together. Despite the various competitions involving robots, there is a lack of approaches considering the human in their scenarios and in the reasoning processes, especially those targeting HRI. We present a game that is centered upon a human-robot competition, and motivate how our scenario, and the idea of a robot and a human competing, can serve as a benchmark test for both human-aware reasoning as well as inter-robot social intelligence. Based on subjective feedback from participants, we also provide some pointers and ingredients for evaluation matrices.

Keywords

Ground Truth Perspective Taking Benchmark Test Taskability Graph Social Intelligence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Kumar Pandey
    • 1
  • Lavindra de Silva
    • 2
  • Rachid Alami
    • 3
  1. 1.SoftBank Robotics, Innovation DepartmentParisFrance
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced ManufacturingUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  3. 3.LAAS-CNRSUniversity of ToulouseToulouseFrance

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