Towards Dialogue-based Navigation with Multivariate Adaptation driven by Intention and Politeness for Social Robots

The 10th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2018), Volume 11357, pages 230--240, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05204-1_23 - Nov 2018.
Associated documents : ICSR_2018.pdf [656Ko]   http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05204-1_23
Service robots need to show appropriate social behaviour in order to be deployed in social environments such as healthcare, education, retail, etc. Some of the main capabilities that robots should have are navigation and conversational skills. If the person is impatient, the person might want a robot to navigate faster and vice versa. Linguistic features that indicate politeness can provide social cues about a personís patient and impatient behaviour. The novelty presented in this paper is to dynamically incorporate politeness in robotic dialogue systems for navigation. Understanding the politeness in usersí speech can be used to modulate the robot behaviour and responses. Therefore, we developed a dialogue system to navigate in an indoor environment, which produces different robot behaviours and responses based on usersí intention and degree of politeness. We deploy and test our system with the Pepper robot that adapts to the changes in userís politeness.

 

@InProceedings{BGCPW18,
  author       = "Bothe, Chandrakant and Garcia, Fernando and Cruz Maya, Arturo and Pandey, Amit Kumar and Wermter, Stefan",
  title        = "Towards Dialogue-based Navigation with  Multivariate Adaptation driven by Intention and Politeness for Social Robots",
  booktitle    = "The 10th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2018)",
  volume       = "11357",
  pages        = "230--240",
  month        = "Nov",
  year         = "2018",
  publisher    = "Springer",
  address      = "Qingdao, China",
  doi          = "10.1007/978-3-030-05204-1_23",
  url          = "https://www2.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/wtm/publications/2018/BGCPW18/ICSR_2018.pdf"
}

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