Knowledge Engineering and Planning for Social Human-Robot Interaction: A Case Study

Ronald P. A. Petrick, Mary Ellen Foster

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The core task of automated planning is goal-directed action selection; this task is not unique to the planning community, but is also relevant to numerous other research areas within AI. One such area is interactive systems, where a fundamental component called the interaction manager selects actions in the context of conversing with humans using natural language. Although this has obvious parallels to automated planning, using a planner to address the interaction management task relies on appropriate engineering of the underlying planning domain and planning problem to capture the necessary dynamics of the world, the agents involved, their actions, and their knowledge. In this chapter, we describe work on using domain-independent automated planning for action section in social human–robot interaction, focusing on work from the JAMES (Joint Action for Multimodal Embodied Social Systems) robot bartender project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Engineering Tools and Techniques for AI Planning
EditorsMauro Vallati, Diane Kitchin
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030385613
ISBN (Print)9783030385606
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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