An Integration Framework for Developing Interactive Robots

  • Jannik Fritsch
  • Sebastian Wrede
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 30)


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jannik Fritsch
    • 1
  • Sebastian Wrede
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Computer Science, Faculty of TechnologyBielefeld UniversityGermany

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