Selection of Actions for an Autonomous Social Robot

  • Álvaro Castro-González
  • María Malfaz
  • Miguel A. Salichs
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17248-9_12

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6414)
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Castro-González Á., Malfaz M., Salichs M.A. (2010) Selection of Actions for an Autonomous Social Robot. In: Ge S.S., Li H., Cabibihan JJ., Tan Y.K. (eds) Social Robotics. ICSR 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6414. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Autonomy is a prime issue on robotics field and it is closely related to decision making. Last researches on decision making for social robots are focused on imitating humans’ mind for taking decisions. Following this approach, we propose a motivational system for decision making using internal (drives) and external stimuli for choosing the right action. Actions will be selected from a finite set of skills in order to keep robot’s needs within an acceptable range.

We present how our motivational decision making is applied to a social robot showing an improvement in robot’s autonomy.

Keywords

motivations decision-making autonomy social robot 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Álvaro Castro-González
    • 1
  • María Malfaz
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Salichs
    • 1
  1. 1.Carlos III University of MadridLeganésSpain

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