Robots & Natural Language 2014



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Collaborative effort towards common ground in situated human-robot dialogue JY Chai, L She, R Fang, S Ottarson, C Littley… – … on Human-robot …, 2014 – Abstract In situated human-robot dialogue, although humans and robots are co-present in a shared environment, they have significantly mismatched capabilities in perceiving the shared environment. Their representations of the shared world are misaligned. In order for … Cited by 4 Related articles

Grounding verbs of motion in natural language commands to robots T Kollar, S Tellex, D Roy, N Roy – Experimental Robotics, 2014 – Springer Abstract To be useful teammates to human partners, robots must be able to follow spoken instructions given in natural language. An important class of instructions involve interacting with people, such as “Follow the person to the kitchen” or “Meet the person at the … Cited by 18 Related articles All 10 versions

Component pluggable dialogue framework and its application to social robots R Jiang, YK Tan, DK Limbu, TA Dung, H Li – … Interaction with Robots, …, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper is concerned with the design and development of a component pluggable event-driven dialogue framework for service robots. We abstract standard dialogue functions and encapsulate them into different types of components or plug-ins. A … Cited by 6 Related articles All 5 versions

Back to the Blocks World: Learning New Actions through Situated Human-Robot Dialogue L She, S Yang, Y Cheng, Y Jia, JY Chai… – … on Discourse and Dialogue, 2014 – Abstract This paper describes an approach for a robotic arm to learn new actions through dialogue in a simplified blocks world. In particular, we have developed a threetier action knowledge representation that on one hand, supports the connection between symbolic … Cited by 1 Related articles All 6 versions

Ensuring safety in human-robot dialog—A cost-directed approach J Sattar, JJ Little – Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE …, 2014 – Abstract—We present an approach for detecting potentially unsafe commands in human- robot dialog, where a robotic system evaluates task cost in input commands to ask inputspecific, directed questions to ensure safe task execution. The goal is to reduce risk, … Cited by 1 Related articles

Gesture-based interaction with voice feedback for a tour-guide robot V Alvarez-Santos, R Iglesias, XM Pardo… – Journal of Visual …, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract Any service robot should possess some kind of human–robot interaction to communicate with users. In this paper we present a tour-guide robot able to recognize hand gestures and provide voice feedback. A user can communicate with the robot using hand … Cited by 4 Related articles All 3 versions

Task-based evaluation of context-sensitive referring expressions in human–robot dialogue ME Foster, M Giuliani, A Isard – Language, Cognition and …, 2014 – Taylor & Francis The standard referring-expression generation task involves creating stand-alone descriptions intended solely to distinguish a target object from its context. However, when an artificial system refers to objects in the course of interactive, embodied dialogue with a … Cited by 1 Related articles

Simulating human-robot interactions for dialogue strategy learning G Milliez, E Ferreira, M Fiore, R Alami… – … for Autonomous Robots, 2014 – Springer Abstract Many robotic projects use simulation as a faster and easier way to develop, evaluate and validate software components compared with on-board real world settings. In the human-robot interaction field, some recent works have attempted to integrate humans … Cited by 2 Related articles All 18 versions

Teaching people how to teach robots: The effect of instructional materials and dialog design M Cakmak, L Takayama – … IEEE international conference on Human-robot …, 2014 – Abstract Allowing end-users to harness the full capability of general purpose robots, requires giving them powerful tools. As the functionality of these tools increase, learning how to use them becomes more challenging. In this paper we investigate the use of instructional … Cited by 2 Related articles

Object Learning with Natural Language in a Distributed Intelligent System: A Case Study of Human-Robot Interaction S Heinrich, P Folleher, P Springstübe, E Strahl… – … Practical Applications of …, 2014 – Springer Abstract The development of humanoid robots for helping humans as well as for understanding the human cognitive system is of significant interest in science and technology. How to bridge the large gap between the needs of a natural human-robot … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions

Collaborative Exploration in Human-Robot Teams: What’s in Their Corpora of Dialog, Video, & LIDAR Messages? CR Voss, T Cassidy, D Summers-Stay – EACL 2014, 2014 – Abstract This paper briefly sketches new work-inprogress (i) developing task-based scenarios where human-robot teams collaboratively explore real-world environments in which the robot is immersed but the humans are not,(ii) extracting and constructing “multi- … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

Towards a serious game playing empathic robotic tutorial dialogue system S Janarthanam, H Hastie, A Deshmukh… – … on Human-robot …, 2014 – Abstract There are several challenges in applying conversational social robots to Technology Enhanced Learning and Serious Gaming. In this paper, we focus in particular on the dialogue management issues in building an empathic robotic tutor that plays a … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

Speech signal-based emotion recognition and its application to entertainment robots KT Song, MJ Han, SC Wang – Journal of the Chinese Institute of …, 2014 – Taylor & Francis By recognizing sensory information, through touch, vision, or voice sensory modalities, a robot can interact with people in a more intelligent manner. In human–robot interaction (HRI), emotion recognition has been a popular research topic in recent years. This paper … Cited by 1 Related articles All 8 versions

Module for Dialog Management in the Interaction System Between User and Mobile Robotic Guide IM Kobozeva, AV Zimmerling – Trudy SPIIRAN, 2014 – Abstract: The paper presents dialogue management module for a mobile robot as a guide. The model of the dialog management is presented as a network of transitions between states depending on two factors: visual and communicative. Details of the dialogue … Cited by 1 Related articles

Implementation of a Tour Guide Robot System Using RFID Technology and Viterbi Algorithm-Based HMM for Speech Recognition NS Pai, HJ Kuang, TY Chang, YC Kuo… – … Problems in Engineering, 2014 – This paper applied speech recognition and RFID technologies to develop an omni- directional mobile robot into a robot with voice control and guide introduction functions. For speech recognition, the speech signals were captured by short-time processing. The … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions

Towards dialogue dimensions for a robotic tutor in collaborative learning scenarios P Alves-Oliveira, S Janarthanam… – Robot and Human …, 2014 – Abstract—There has been some studies in applying robots to education and recent research on socially intelligent robots show robots as partners that collaborate with people. On the other hand, serious games and interaction technologies have also proved to be important … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

Speech and Gaze Conflicts in Collaborative Human-Robot Interactions H Admoni, C Datsikas… – Proceedings of the 36th …, 2014 – Abstract Gaze and speech are both important modes of communication for human-robot interactions. However, few studies to date have explored the effects of conflict in a robot’s multi-modal communication. In this paper, we investigate how such speechgaze conflicts … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

OfficeMate: A Study of an Online Learning Dialog System for Mobile Assistive Robots S Müller, S Sprenger, HM Gross – ADAPTIVE 2014, The Sixth …, 2014 – Abstract: Service robots in the near future are supposed to live together with humans in their private homes for a longer time period. In this situation, experience and attitudes of the users change and thus, the robot has to develop its behavior, too, and it has to adapt to the … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Evaluation of Head Gaze Loosely Synchronized With Real-Time Synthetic Speech for Social Robots V Srinivasan, CL Bethel, RR Murphy – 2014 – Abstract—This study demonstrates that robots can achieve so-cially acceptable interactions using loosely synchronized head gaze-speech acts. Prior approaches use tightly synchronized head gaze-speech, which requires significant human effort and time to … Cited by 1 Related articles

Effective and Robust Natural Language Understanding for Human-Robot Interaction E Bastianelli, G Castellucci, D Croce… – Proceedings of the …, 2014 – Abstract. Robots are slowly becoming part of everyday life, as they are being marketed for commercial applications (viz. telepresence, cleaning or entertainment). Thus, the ability to interact with non-expert users is becoming a key requirement. Even if user utterances can … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Interactive multi-robot command and control with quasi-natural command language T Remmersmann, U Schade… – Systems, Man and …, 2014 – … a mechanism to aggregate and fuse the information gathered by the robots so that … Keywords—natural language; BML; MRBDCL; multi-robot systems; C2 systems; scheduling; planning; supervisory … most intuitive way (from a human perspective) to interact with robotic systems. … Cited by 1 Related articles

Interpreting instruction sequences in spatial language discourse with pragmatics towards natural human-robot interaction J Fasola, MJ Mataric – Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 …, 2014 – … instructions provided by the user, including under user- specified natural language constraints [7 … discuss pragmatic considerations in transferring our approach to physical robots for interactions … was applied in our methodology towards enabling natural human- robot interaction. … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Studying verbal feedback in human collaborations to inform robot speech production AS Clair, M Mataric – Collaboration Technologies and Systems …, 2014 – Abstract—This short paper motivates the use of robot verbal feedback in human-robot task collaboration scenarios and presents results from a pilot study aimed at identifying how people use speech to coordinate their actions with each other on a dynamic, collaborative … Related articles All 2 versions

Mobile Robot Voice Recognition in Control Movements ZH Abdullahi, NA Muhammad, JS Kazaure, A FA – Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). The increase in the use of robots and automation has significantly attracted the attention of both academic research and industrial applications. In addition to facilitating the daily work the use of …

An intelligent motion control of two wheel driving robot based voice recognition YM Koo, JS Yang, MY Park, EU Kang… – … and Systems (ICCAS …, 2014 – Abstract: Recently, it is possible to control the motion by the information on the robot’s own postures, because a type of motion and gesture produces almost the same pattern of noise every time. In this paper, we describe an voice recognition control system for robot system … Related articles

Task Based Dialog For Service Mobile Robot V Perera, M Veloso – 2014 AAAI Fall Symposium Series, 2014 – Abstract CoBot is a service mobile robot that has been continuously deployed for extended periods of time in a multi-floor office-style building. While moving in the building CoBot, is able to perform multiple tasks for its users; the robot is able to autonomously navigate to …

Attentional regulations in a situated human-robot dialogue R Caccavale, E Leone, L Lucignano… – Robot and Human …, 2014 – Abstract—We propose a framework where the human-robot interaction is modeled as a multimodal dialogue which is regulated by an attentional system that guides the robot towards the execution of structured tasks. Specifically, we propose an approach where the … Related articles

Conveying emotion in robotic speech: Lessons learned J Crumpton, C Bethel – Robot and Human Interactive …, 2014 – Abstract—This research explored whether robots can use modern speech synthesizers to convey emotion with their speech. We investigated the use of MARY, an open source speech synthesizer, to convey a robot’s emotional intent to novice robot users. The first … Related articles All 3 versions

Improving Humanoid Robot Speech Recognition with Sound Source Localisation J Davila-Chacon, J Twiefel, J Liu, S Wermter – Artificial Neural Networks …, 2014 – Springer Abstract In this paper we propose an embodied approach to automatic speech recognition, where a humanoid robot adjusts its orientation to the angle that increases the signal-to- noise ratio of speech. In other words, the robot turns its face to’hear’the speaker better, … Related articles All 3 versions

Users’ Belief Awareness in Reinforcement Learning-based Situated Human-Robot Dialogue Management E Ferreira, G Milliez, F Lefevre, R Alami – Abstract Others can have a different perception of the world than ours. Understanding this divergence is an ability, known as perspective taking in developmental psychology, that humans exploit in daily social interactions. A recent trend in robotics aims at endowing … Related articles

Attentional Top-Down Regulations in a Situated Human-Robot Dialogue R Caccavale, A Finzi, L Lucignano, S Rossi, M Staffa – 2014 – ABSTRACT We propose a framework where the human-robot interaction is modeled as a multimodal dialogue which is regulated by an attentional system that guides the robot towards the execution of structured tasks. Specifically, we propose an approach where the … Related articles All 2 versions

User Feedback in Human-Robot Dialogue: Task Progression and Uncertainty G Skantze, C Oertel, A Hjalmarsson – ABSTRACT Coordination in spoken interaction relies on a fine-tuned coordination of the timing of verbal and non-verbal actions. To achieve such coordination in human-robot interaction, the robot needs to be able to elicit and attend to user feedback. In this paper, … Related articles

Attentional top-down regulation and dialogue management in human-robot interaction R Caccavale, A Finzi, L Lucignano, S Rossi… – … on Human-robot …, 2014 – Abstract We propose a framework where the human-robot interaction is modeled as a multimodal dialogue which is regulated by an attentional system that guides the system towards the execution of structured tasks. We introduce a simple case study to illustrate … Related articles All 2 versions

Cooking with a robot: The Dialogue System A Vorwerg, M Chromik, P Pekala – Abstract This project is part of a kitchen assistance program providing different user interfaces. The role of this project is the voice interface. The user should be able to get kitchen device statuses, cooking instructions and explanations about the use of the … Related articles

Voice Recognition Robot for Visually Impaired People MJ Regan, SR Barkunan – ABSTRACT—A smart multipurpose human assistance robotic dog is designed to guide the visually impaired and elderly people to some predefined destination avoiding obstacles and traffic. It is also designed to act as an advanced multipurpose human assistance and … Related articles All 2 versions

A Methodology for Recognition of Emotions Based on Speech Analysis, for Applications to Human-Robot Interaction. An Exploratory Study M Rabiei, A Gasparetto – Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 2014 – Abstract A system for recognition of emotions based on speech analysis can have interesting applications in human-robot interaction. In this paper, we carry out an exploratory study on the possibility to use a proposed methodology to recognize basic emotions ( … Related articles

Assisted robot navigation based on speech recognition and synthesis SFR Alves, IN Silva, CM Ranieri – Biosignals and Biorobotics …, 2014 – Abstract—Interactive robots can help people with or without disabilities. In this sense, research has been made in order to help children with motor disabilities to explore the world around them, which is important for their cognitive development. However, most of these … Related articles

Stuttered Speech Recognition For Robotic Control? G Manjula, MS Kumar – work, 2014 – Abstract:-Stuttering is a speech disorder which is affecting millions of people in their day to day life. Stuttering is a complex speech problem which affects the verbal communication. A mobile robot is built, which can be controlled by the user by employing the voice … Related articles

Probabilistic multiparty dialogue management for a game master robot C Kennington, K Funakoshi, Y Takahashi… – … on Human-robot …, 2014 – Abstract We present our ongoing research on multiparty dialogue management for a game master robot which engages multiple human participants to play a quiz game. The robot invites passing people to join the game, instructs participants on the rules of the game, … Related articles

Extensible Grounding of Speech for Robot Instruction JH Connell – Abstract Spoken language is a convenient interface for commanding a mobile robot. Yet for this to work a number of base terms must be grounded in perceptual and motor skills. We detail the language processing used on our robot ELI and explain how this grounding is … Related articles

The Robo: Semi-Autonomous Robot that Detects Objects and has Speech Capabilities S Jiles – Abstract—The goal of this project is to design a semi-autonomous robotic greeter. It can detect an obstacle, such as a wall or a person and when it encounters any such object, it will then stop and wait for two seconds before producing a greeting. During the two second … Related articles

Assistive Robot Multi-modal Interaction with Augmented 3D Vision and Dialogue JG Victores, FR Cañadillas, S Morante… – … : First Iberian Robotics …, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper presents a multi-modal interface for interaction between people with physical disabilities and an assistive robot. This interaction is performed through a dialogue mechanism and augmented 3D vision glasses to provide visual assistance to an end user … Related articles All 3 versions

Thai speech synthesis with emotional tone: Based on Formant synthesis for Home Robot C Khorinphan, S Phansamdaeng… – … Conference (ICT-ISPC) …, 2014 – Nowadays, there is a potential that human will be replaced by robot in customer service jobs, which reduce number of employee and training cost. In order to make response from robot become more appealing to human, it should be able to speak like human does, by … Related articles

Design and Implementation of a Robot Based on Voice Recognition YM Yu, GQ Zhao, TC Du – Advanced Materials Research, 2014 – Trans Tech Publ … Software design of the speech recognition based robot The software system is based on the C language and assembly language in microcontroller programming IDE build environment [6].The main function will call the subfunction, the robots involved in the interface …

Acquisition of the human characteristics through dialogue with a robot at home T Kaneko, R Gomi, E Sato-Shimokawara… – … and Human Science …, 2014 – Abstract: User’s life-logs include various and useful information. Life-logs can be used for health care and improve daily living recasting his/her daily life. Our aim is monitoring a user’s life for acquiring user’s life-logs. In previous research, life-logs is acquired using … Related article

Implementation of Directional Control System for Autonomous Robot Based on Voice Command Controller HN Htay, HM Tun – Abstract-The main idea of this research is to process analog voice signal. The paper is implemented for controlling the robot by voice command. The implemented system involves voice recognition unit, digital data processing unit with DC switching section. The … Related articles

Gibberish speech as a tool for the study of affective expressiveness for robotic agents S Yilmazyildiz, W Verhelst, H Sahli – Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2014 – Springer Abstract Recent technological advancements bring virtual agents, avatars, and social robotic characters into our daily lives. These characters must acquire the ability to express (simulated) emotions vocally and gesturally. In the vocal channel, Natural Language … Cited by 1 Related articles

Speech-language neurorehabilitation: Preliminary results of tDCS and robotic arm training in single left ischemic stroke. C Falconer, A Buchwald, D Edwards – Brain Stimulation: Basic, …, 2014 – Previous research using tDCS with robotic therapy to treat right arm hemiplegia/paresis secondary to left-hemisphere stroke suggested that participants may improve their speech/language production, even in the absence of specific speech/language …

Speech-based human-robot interaction robust to acoustic reflections in real environment R Gomez, K Inoue, K Nakamura… – Intelligent Robots …, 2014 – Abstract—Acoustic reflection inside an enclosed environment is detrimental to human-robot interaction. Reflection may manifest as phantom sources emanating from unknown directions. In effect, a single speaker may falsely manifest as multiple speakers to the … Related articles

A system for feature classification of emotions based on Speech Analysis; Applications to Human-Robot Interaction M Rabiei, A Gasparetto – Robotics and Mechatronics (ICRoM), …, 2014 – Abstract—A system for recognition of emotions based on speech analysis can have interesting applications in human robot interaction. Robot should make a proper mutual communication between sound recognition and perception for creating a desired … Related articles All 2 versions

Task-Based Dialog Interactions of the CoBot Service Robots M Veloso, V Perera, S Rosenthal, D Nardi, R Soetens… – Abstract As we incorporate autonomous service robots into our environments, we realize the need and opportunity for them to interact with humans through speech and language. Our CoBot robots incorporate such natural interaction within their taskoriented behaviors. Our … Related articles All 9 versions

“You two! Take off!”: Creating, Modifying and Commanding Groups of Robots Using Face Engagement and Indirect Speech in Voice Command P Gade, I Wahane – ABSTRACT: We present a multimodal system for creating, modifying and commanding groups of robots from a population. Extending our previous work on selecting an individual robot from a population by face engagement, we show that we can dynamically create … Related articles

Recognizing voice commands for robot using MFCC and DTW N Desai, P Kinnal Dhameliya, V Desai – Abstract: This paper proposes an approach to recognize English words corresponding to control Robot in an isolated way by different male and female speakers. The aim is to focuses on recognizing voice using Melfrequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) and … Related articles All 2 versions

You just do not understand me! Speech Recognition in Human Robot Interaction O Mubin, J Henderson… – Robot and Human …, 2014 – Abstract—Speech Recognition has not fully permeated in our interaction with devices. Therefore we advocate a speech recognition friendly artificial language (ROILA) that initially was shown to outperform English, however under constraints. ROILA is intended to be … Related articles All 3 versions

The Design Of Voice Controled Robot Using Arm MR MANOHARI, PV Saichakradhar – ABSTRACT-This paper uses LPC2148 of ARM as the core controller in the device is to achieve real time operation. This controller works as the control system to operate the entire device. This system uses a voice driven principle, improving the interaction between … Related articles All 2 versions

Speech-Based Robotic Control for Dismounted Soldiers: Evaluation of Visual Display Options RA Pettitt, CB Carstens, LR Elliott – 2014 – DTIC Document Abstract: Twenty-one enlisted Soldiers supported this user-based evaluation of robot controller options: speech control versus a manual wrist-worn mouse, crossed with two types of visual display options grid versus object segmentation (OS). Performance on the … Related articles

Speech and gesture interfaces for squad-level human-robot teaming J Harris, D Barber – SPIE Defense+ Security, 2014 – abstract As the military increasingly adopts semi-autonomous unmanned systems for military operations, utilizing redundant and intuitive interfaces for communication between Soldiers and robots is vital to mission success. Currently, Soldiers use a common lexicon to … Related articles All 2 versions

Joint Navigation in Commander/Robot Teams: Dialog & Task Performance When Vision is Bandwidth-Limited D Summers-Stay, T Cassidy, CR Voss – V&L Net 2014, 2014 – Abstract The prospect of human commanders teaming with mobile robots “smart enough” to undertake joint exploratory tasks—especially tasks that neither commander nor robot could perform alone—requires novel methods of preparing and testing human-robot teams for … Related articles All 3 versions

Bimodal Speech Recognition for Robot Applications A Sagheer, S Aly, S Anter – Man-Machine Interactions 3, 2014 – Springer Abstract By the earliest motivation of building robots to take care of human being in the daily life, the researches on humanoid robots have been explored and developed over the recent decades. One challenge of humanoid robots is its capability of communication with people … Related articles All 4 versions

Non-monologue HMM-based speech synthesis for service robots: A cloud robotics approach K Sugiura, Y Shiga, H Kawai, T Misu… – … and Automation (ICRA) …, 2014 – Abstract—Robot utterances generally sound monotonous, unnatural, and unfriendly because their Text-to-Speech (TTS) systems are not optimized for communication but for textreading. Here we present a non-monologue speech synthesis for robots. We collected … Related articles

Automatic speech recognition under robot ego noises J Wang, J Zhang, J Wei, W Lu… – … (ISCSLP), 2014 9th …, 2014 – Abstract When the robots are moving any part of their body, which inevitably produce noises, such noises are known as the ego noises. These noises caused by various body joint motors or other motors as well as cooling fans for CPU and etc. Moreover, these noises …

Voice Controlled Robot K DUDEJA, A KHARBANDA – Abstract: This paper includes that how a robot works with the input given in voice. this paper explains that how a robot interface with user with voice command given by the user. This system is quite fast. this system consists three parts first one is voice recognition system … Related articles

Development of a Robot Quizmaster with Auditory Functions for Speech-based Multiparty Interaction I Nishimuta, K Yoshii, K Itoyama, HG Okuno – Abstract—This paper presents a robot quizmaster that has auditory functions (ie, ears) for moderating a multiplayer quiz game. The most basic form of oral interaction in a quiz game is that a quizmaster reads aloud a question, and each player is allowed to answer it … Related articles All 2 versions

Augmenting a voice and facial expression control of a robotic wheelchair with assistive navigation DA Sinyukov, R Li, NW Otero, R Gao… – Systems, Man and …, 2014 – Abstract—In this work, we are presenting a navigation framework for electric wheelchairs which integrates various alternative input interfaces (voice control with Google Glass, voice control with CMU Sphinx, and facial expression control with Emotiv EPOC) with assistive … Related articles All 2 versions

Robot: Have I done something wrong?—Analysis of prosodic features of speech commands under the robot’s unintended behavior N Totsuka, Y Chiba, T Nose, A Ito – Audio, Language and Image …, 2014 – Abstract—When controlling a mobile robot using speech commands, the user’s mistake or the recognizer’s mis-recognition causes the robot to move in an unintended way, which can be dangerous. Therefore, we aim to develop a method for the robot to know if the robot’s … Related articles All 2 versions

Dynamic dialog system for human robot collaboration: playing a game of pairs A Kipp, F Kummert – Proceedings of the second international conference …, 2014 – Abstract This paper presents results of a first study for a human-robot-interaction in which the robot Flobi autonomously plays the game’pairs’ against a human player. Integrated is a dialog system which can use different dynamic sentence structures for altering the verbal … Related articles

Development of Small Footprint Korean Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition for Commanding a Standalone Robot D Lee, M Lim, MW Koo, J Seo, GJ Jang… – … BWCCA), 2014 Ninth …, 2014 – Acoustic Model (AM) and its use in the implementation of a Large Vocabulary Isolated Speech Recognition (LVISR) system for commanding a robot in the Korean language, which requires about 500KB of memory. Tree-based state clustering was applied to reduce the … Related articles

Human-robot collaborative tutoring using multiparty multimodal spoken dialogue S Al Moubayed, J Beskow, B Bollepalli… – … on Human-robot …, 2014 – Abstract In this paper, we describe a project that explores a novel experimental setup towards building a spoken, multi-modally rich, and human-like multiparty tutoring robot. A human-robot interaction setup is designed, and a human-human dialogue corpus is … Related articles All 4 versions

Hello robot can you come here?: using ROS4iOS to provide remote perceptual capabilities for visual location, speech and speaker recognition F Ferland, R Chauvin, D Létourneau… – … on Human-robot …, 2014 – Abstract Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets can provide additional sensing and interacting capabilities to a mobile robot, even extending its senses to remote locations. To do so, we developed ROS4iOS, a native port of ROS allowing to seamlessly use data … Related articles

An Ann Based Mobile Robot Control Through Voice Command Recognition Using Nepali Language N Rai, B Rai – ABSTRACT The analog speech signal can be used for interacting with machines, computers or robots. In this case, speech algorithm is capable to recognize the voice commands that are given as inputs to a mobile robot through wireless XBee modules. It is actually a form … Related articles

[BOOK] Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones: Putting Spoken Dialog Systems Into Practice J Mariani, S Rosset, M Garnier-Rizet, L Devillers – 2014 – These proceedings presents the state-of-the-art in spoken dialog systems with applications in robotics, knowledge access and communication. It addresses specifically: 1. Dialog for interacting with smartphones; 2. Dialog for Open Domain knowledge access; 3. Dialog for … All 3 versions

Adaptive Hierarchical Emotion Recognition from Speech Signal for Human-Robot Communication BV Le, S Lee – … Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH- …, 2014 – Abstract—Emotional speech recognition is an interesting application that is able to recognize different emotional states from speech signal. In Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), emotion recognition is being applied on intelligent robots so that they can understand … Related articles All 2 versions

Programming and controlling robots using scanning on a speech generating communication device: A case study KD Adams, AM Cook – Technology and Disability, 2014 – IOS Press BACKGROUND: Programming Lego Mindstorms robots is used for problem-based learning in science. Children with physical disabilities and complex communication needs may be limited in their ability to participate. OBJECTIVES: To involve a 12 year old student with … Related articles

SMILE: A Verbal and Graphical User Interface Tool for Speech-Control of Soccer Robots AB Stroud, E Russell, R Chinang, K Carey, JC Williams… – Abstract—In this paper, we discuss SMILE (SMartphone Intuitive Likeness and Engagement) application, a portable Android application that allows a human to control a robot using speech input. SMILE is a novel open-source and platform independent tool that will … Related articles

Controlling Robots Using Thai Speech Recognition T Phanprasit – Advanced Materials Research, 2014 – Trans Tech Publ Abstract Maximum security is essential for a robotic device to achieve its optimum control. In this research, we present robotic motions, controlled by technological speech recognition techniques, using commands of ‘Thai Speech Recognition'(TSR). Examples of such … Related articles All 2 versions

Humanoid Robot Control by Body Gestures and Speech SN Mahmood, NA Siddiqui, MT Qadri, SM Ali, M Awais – Abstract—In this paper, an application of humanoid robot control by means of body gestures and speech interaction is proposed. The speech and gesture based interface allows more natural and user-friendlier interaction and can broaden the usability of robots. Unlike most … Related articles

Controlling robot using Thai Speech Recognition based on Eigen Sound T Phanprasit – Knowledge and Smart Technology (KST), 2014 …, 2014 – Abstract-this paper presents a speech recognition technique, using commands of ‘Thai Speech Recognition’ (TSR). The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) are used to determine the spectrum and extract the feature of the speech signal of … Related articles

Application of Mobile Robots by Using Speech Recognition in Engineering EPVLN Rao, EPS Abhilash – Abstract–This Chapter presents an expected technique of speech recognition system and it relates to voice control of electromechanical application, especially voice controlled mobile robots or intelligent wheelchair for handicapped people. Our aim is to interact with the … Related articles

Speaker identification using three signal voice domains during human-robot interaction F Alonso Martín, A Ramey, MA Salichs – … conference on Human-robot …, 2014 – Abstract This LBR describes a novel method for user recognition in HRI, based on analyzing the peculiarities of users voices, and specially focused at being used in a robotic system. The method is inspired by acoustic fingerprinting techniques, and is made of two phases: … Related articles

Voice Controlled Robotic Vehicle SP Rasal – Abstract: In this paper, a robotic vehicle system for disabled people (controlled either by oral commands or by human computer interface (HCI)) is proposed as a project based on Microcontroller. A disabled person sitting in a vehicle can control it by giving oral … Related articles

Perceptive feedback for natural language control of robotic operations Y Jia, N Xi, JY Chai, Y Cheng, R Fang… – … and Automation (ICRA) …, 2014 – Abstract—A new planning and control scheme for natural language control of robotic operations using the perceptive feedback is presented. Different from the traditional open- loop natural language control, the scheme incorporates the highlevel planning and low- … Related articles

Speech recognition in Alzheimer’s disease with personal assistive robots F Rudzicz, R Wang, M Begum, A Mihailidis – ACL 2014, 2014 – Abstract To help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease live at home for longer, we are developing a mobile robotic platform, called ED, intended to be used as a personal caregiver to help with the performance of activities of daily living. In a series of … Related articles All 7 versions

Improving speech emotion recognition system for a social robot with speaker recognition L Juszkiewicz – Methods and Models in Automation and …, 2014 – Abstract—This paper presents modification of a speech emotion recognition system for a social robot. Using speaker dependent classifiers with prior speaker identification step was proposed. Emotion recognition is done using global acoustic features of the speech. Six … Related articles

Using robots in “Hands-on” academic activities: a case study examining speech-generating device use and required skills K Adams, A Cook – Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive …, 2014 – Abstract Purpose: A 12-year-old girl, Emily, with complex communication needs and severe physical limitations, controlled a Lego robot from a speech-generating device (SGD) to do various “hands-on” academic activities. Emily’s teacher and assistive technology (AT) … Related articles All 4 versions

The Framework of Navigation and Voice Recognition System of Robot Guidance for Supermarket. S Halim, W Budiharto – International Journal of Software Engineering & Its …, 2014 – Abstract This paper presents the research on the development of framework for navigation and voice recognition system designed for robot in store/supermarket. The proposed system consists of a microcontroller and a voice recognition processor that can recognize many … Related articles All 3 versions

Modelling and Analysis of Natural Language Controlled Robotic Systems Y Cheng, Y Jia, R Fang, L She, N Xi, J Chai – 2014 – Abstract: Controlling a robotic system through natural language commands can provide great convenience for human users. Many researchers have investigated on high-level planning for natural language controlled robotic systems. Most of the methods designed … Related articles All 2 versions

Computational Model of Mind for a Robot to Understand Natural Language J KS – IJMCA, 2014 – Abstract Current researches in theory of mind focus on developing the model of mind by studying the human mental processes such as model of how human learns the language, how one understands the language and objects, how one represent the knowledge in the … Related articles All 2 versions

Generating Funny Dialogue between Robots based on Japanese Traditional Comedy Entertainment R Mashimo, T Umetani, T Kitamura… – Proceedings of the 2014 …, 2014 – Abstract Numerous studies have examined entertainments robots that communicate with people, but it is difficult for robots to communicate smoothly with people. We specifically examine communication with robots based on a humorous dialogue between … Related articles All 2 versions

Humanoid Robots and Spoken Dialog Systems for Brief Health Interventions S Abeyruwan, R Baral, U Yasavur, C Lisetti… – 2014 AAAI Fall …, 2014 – Abstract We combined a spoken dialog system that we developed to deliver brief health interventions with the fully autonomous humanoid robot (NAO). The dialog system is based on a framework facilitating Markov decision processes (MDP). It is optimized using …

Teaching Robots New Actions through Natural Language Instructions L She, Y Cheng, JY Chai, Y Jia… – Robot and Human …, 2014 – Abstract—Robots often have limited knowledge and need to continuously acquire new knowledge and skills in order to collaborate with its human partners. To address this issue, this paper describes an approach which allows human partners to teach a robot (ie, a … Related articles

Voice Recognition Robotic Dog Guides For Visually Impaired People R Rangarajan, MBB ME – Abstract: The primary purpose of this dog is to guide the visually impaired and elderly people to some predefined destination avoiding obstacles and traffic. It is also designed to act as an advanced multipurpose human assistance and service robot that is able … Related articles All 3 versions

Design and Development of Voice/Telie Operated Intelligent Mobile Robot MDD Patil, UA Rane – ABSTRACT The concept of mobility, communication skills and sensing of environmental obstructions for collision avoidance have led to the development of more sophisticated machines with improved effectiveness, higher quality, reduced manpower, greater … Related articles

Speech recognition via STT API for autonomous mobile robot P Masek, M Ruzicka – Mechatronics-Mechatronika (ME), 2014 …, 2014 – Abstract—This paper deals with speech recognition system based on STT API (Speech To Text Application Programming Interface), which was mainly designed for mobile robots Human-Machine interface. This paper is based on preliminary work where one word …

Smartphone-Based Online and Offline Speech Recognition System for ROS-Based Robots S Zaman, W Slany – Information Technology And Control, 2014 – Abstract Speech recognition is one of the fundamental requirements for fully autonomous robotic systems nowadays. The objective of the presented work is to offer a smartphone based speech recognition system for ROS (Robot Operating System) based autonomous … Related articles All 21 versions

A Situationally Aware Voice-commandable Robotic Forklift Working Alongside People in Unstructured Outdoor Environments MR Walter, M Antone, E Chuangsuwanich… – Journal of Field …, 2014 – Wiley Online Library One long-standing challenge in robotics is the realization of mobile autonomous robots able to operate safely in human workplaces, and be accepted by the human occupants. We describe the development of a multiton robotic forklift intended to operate alongside … Related articles

A Cognitive Architecture for Understanding and Producing Natural Language in Support of Robotic Creativity A Pipitone, V Cannella, R Pirrone, A Chella – Abstract—A novel cognitive architecture is presented, which is aimed at understanding and producing natural language utterances intended as single dialogue moves between a humanoid robot and the user. The presented system is part of a wider robotic architecture … Related articles

Human-Machine Interface for Mobile Robot Based on Natural Language Processing P Mašek, M R?ži?ka – Mechatronics 2013, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper deals with the design of the communication interface for autonomous mobile robot which is able to interact with human operator. The communication interface is based on natural language processing with support of voice synthesis and speech … Related articles

Learning to Recognize Novel Objects in One Shot through Human-Robot Interactions in Natural Language Dialogues E Krause, M Zillich, T Williams… – Twenty-Eighth AAAI …, 2014 – Abstract Being able to quickly and naturally teach robots new knowledge is critical for many future open-world human-robot interaction scenarios. In this paper we present a novel approach to using natural language context for one-shot learning of visual objects, where … Related articles All 2 versions

Natural Multi-language Interaction between Firefighters and Fire Fighting Robots JH Hong, J Taylor, ET Matson – Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM …, 2014 – … to interact with agent-based robotic technology (eg, robotic vacu- ums, robotic surgery, etc … While researchers have continuously made progress on natural language processing, robots still struggle with … eg, the case when an American tries to speak with a Korean robot which has … Related articles All 3 versions

Efficient Natural Language Interfaces for Assistive Robots TM Howard, I Chung, O Propp, MR Walter, N Roy – Abstract—Language is a powerful tool that enables humans and robots to interact without the need for complex graphical interfaces. Statistical techniques for interpreting the meaning of utterances in complex domestic environments, however, remain computationally … Related articles

Grounding spatial relations in natural language by fuzzy representation for human-robot interaction J Tan, Z Ju, H Liu – Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2014 IEEE …, 2014 – Abstract—This paper addresses the issue of grounding spatial relations in natural language for human-robot interaction and robot control. The problem is approached by identifying two set of spatial relations, the image space-based and object-centered, and expressing them … Related articles