— This paper presents an implemented approach of processing situated dialogue between a human and a robot. The focus is on task-oriented dialogue, set in the larger context of human-robot collaborative activity. The approach models understanding and production of dialogue to include intension (what is being talked about), intention (the goal of why… (More)
In this paper I present a continual context-sensitive abduc-tive framework for understanding situated spoken natural dialogue. The framework builds up and refines a set of partial defeasible explanations of the spoken input, trying to infer the speaker's intention. These partial explanations are conditioned on the eventual verification of the knowledge gaps… (More)
The paper describes experience with applying a user-centric design methodology in developing systems for human-robot teaming in Urban Search & Rescue. A human-robot team consists of several semi-autonomous robots (rovers/UGVs, mi-crocopter/UAVs), several humans at an off-site command post (mission commander , UGV operators) and one on-site human (UAV… (More)
This paper describes CzEng 0.7, a new release of Czech-English parallel corpus freely available for research and educational purposes. We provide basic statistics of the corpus and focus on data produced by a community of volunteers. Anonymous contributors manually correct the output of a machine translation (MT) system, generating on average 2000 sentences… (More)
In this paper we present representations and mechanisms that facilitate continuous learning of visual concepts in dialogue with a tutor and show the implemented robot system. We present how beliefs about the world are created by processing visual and linguistic information and show how they are used for planning system behaviour with the aim at satisfying… (More)
In real-life situations, robots often need to collaborate with humans. An experience and communication model supports the necessary shared activities.
The video presents the robot George learning visual concepts in dialogue with a tutor.