Computer Science and Engineering

Mediating Shared Basis in Situated Human Robot Dialogue

Supported by National Science Foundation (10/1/2012 - Present), in collaboration with Professor Ning Xi (Co-PI) and The Robotics and Automation Laboratory at MSU.


Humans and robots have different representations of the shared environment. They also have different capabilities to attend and respond to the unexpected events in the environment, To support language based communication, humans and robots need to establish a shared basis and jointly handle exceptions. To address this issue, this work intends to develop a novel framework that tightly integrates high level language and dialogue processing with low level sensing and control systems and supports collaborative dialogue to mediate a shared basis between humans and robots.

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