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Augmented Robotics Dialog System for Enhancing Human-Robot Interaction.

Alonso-Martín F, Castro-González A, Luengo FJ, Salichs MÁ - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: This enriched information helps users better understand such events, at the same time providing a more satisfactory experience.For instance, it can enhance the robot's pro-activeness during a human-robot dialog (the enriched information can be used to propose new topics during the dialog, while ensuring a coherent interaction).Another possibility is to display additional multimedia content related to the enriched information on a visual device.

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Affiliation: Robotics Lab, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. de la Universidad 30, Leganés, Madrid 28911, Spain. fernando.alonso@uc3m.es.

ABSTRACT
Augmented reality, augmented television and second screen are cutting edge technologies that provide end users extra and enhanced information related to certain events in real time. This enriched information helps users better understand such events, at the same time providing a more satisfactory experience. In the present paper, we apply this main idea to human-robot interaction (HRI), to how users and robots interchange information. The ultimate goal of this paper is to improve the quality of HRI, developing a new dialog manager system that incorporates enriched information from the semantic web. This work presents the augmented robotic dialog system (ARDS), which uses natural language understanding mechanisms to provide two features: (i) a non-grammar multimodal input (verbal and/or written) text; and (ii) a contextualization of the information conveyed in the interaction. This contextualization is achieved by information enrichment techniques that link the extracted information from the dialog with extra information about the world available in semantic knowledge bases. This enriched or contextualized information (information enrichment, semantic enhancement or contextualized information are used interchangeably in the rest of this paper) offers many possibilities in terms of HRI. For instance, it can enhance the robot's pro-activeness during a human-robot dialog (the enriched information can be used to propose new topics during the dialog, while ensuring a coherent interaction). Another possibility is to display additional multimedia content related to the enriched information on a visual device. This paper describes the ARDS and shows a proof of concept of its applications.

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Human–robot dialog where the robot is showing information on a tablet about the main entities extracted from the conversation. (a) Maggie, a robotic platform for HRI research; (b) the remote tablet as an output modality.
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f8-sensors-15-15799: Human–robot dialog where the robot is showing information on a tablet about the main entities extracted from the conversation. (a) Maggie, a robotic platform for HRI research; (b) the remote tablet as an output modality.

Mentions: Figure 8 shows the user and the robot interacting within the proof of concept in two different scenarios: in a common natural environment, a living room, and at the laboratory. Note how the robot is able to gaze at the external screen where the enriched information is shown, so a triangular interaction between the screen, the robot and the user is generated.


Augmented Robotics Dialog System for Enhancing Human-Robot Interaction.

Alonso-Martín F, Castro-González A, Luengo FJ, Salichs MÁ - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Human–robot dialog where the robot is showing information on a tablet about the main entities extracted from the conversation. (a) Maggie, a robotic platform for HRI research; (b) the remote tablet as an output modality.
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f8-sensors-15-15799: Human–robot dialog where the robot is showing information on a tablet about the main entities extracted from the conversation. (a) Maggie, a robotic platform for HRI research; (b) the remote tablet as an output modality.
Mentions: Figure 8 shows the user and the robot interacting within the proof of concept in two different scenarios: in a common natural environment, a living room, and at the laboratory. Note how the robot is able to gaze at the external screen where the enriched information is shown, so a triangular interaction between the screen, the robot and the user is generated.

Bottom Line: This enriched information helps users better understand such events, at the same time providing a more satisfactory experience.For instance, it can enhance the robot's pro-activeness during a human-robot dialog (the enriched information can be used to propose new topics during the dialog, while ensuring a coherent interaction).Another possibility is to display additional multimedia content related to the enriched information on a visual device.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Robotics Lab, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. de la Universidad 30, Leganés, Madrid 28911, Spain. fernando.alonso@uc3m.es.

ABSTRACT
Augmented reality, augmented television and second screen are cutting edge technologies that provide end users extra and enhanced information related to certain events in real time. This enriched information helps users better understand such events, at the same time providing a more satisfactory experience. In the present paper, we apply this main idea to human-robot interaction (HRI), to how users and robots interchange information. The ultimate goal of this paper is to improve the quality of HRI, developing a new dialog manager system that incorporates enriched information from the semantic web. This work presents the augmented robotic dialog system (ARDS), which uses natural language understanding mechanisms to provide two features: (i) a non-grammar multimodal input (verbal and/or written) text; and (ii) a contextualization of the information conveyed in the interaction. This contextualization is achieved by information enrichment techniques that link the extracted information from the dialog with extra information about the world available in semantic knowledge bases. This enriched or contextualized information (information enrichment, semantic enhancement or contextualized information are used interchangeably in the rest of this paper) offers many possibilities in terms of HRI. For instance, it can enhance the robot's pro-activeness during a human-robot dialog (the enriched information can be used to propose new topics during the dialog, while ensuring a coherent interaction). Another possibility is to display additional multimedia content related to the enriched information on a visual device. This paper describes the ARDS and shows a proof of concept of its applications.

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