Social Networking for Robots to Share Knowledge, Skills and Know-How

  • Wei Wang
  • Benjamin Johnston
  • Mary-Anne Williams
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7621)


A major bottleneck in robotics research and development is the difficulty and time required to develop and implement new skills for robots to realize task-independence. In spite of work done in terms of task model transfer among robots, so far little work has been done on how to make robots task-independent. In this paper, we describe our work-in-progress towards the development of a robot social network called Numbots that draws on the principle of sharing information in human social networking. We demonstrate how Numbots has the potential to assist knowledge sharing, know-how and skill transfer among robots to realize task-independence.


Human-Robot Interaction Robot-Robot Interaction Social networking Internet of Things Robotics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Wang
    • 1
  • Benjamin Johnston
    • 1
  • Mary-Anne Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent SystemsUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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