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Our long-term objective is to develop robots that engage in natural language-mediated cooperative tasks with humans. To support this goal, we are developing an amodal representation called a grounded situation model (GSM), as well as a modular architecture in which the GSM resides in a centrally located module. We present an implemented system that allows(More)
— Although numerous early attempts towards the use of robotics in conjunction with virtual characters in order to create augmented reality theater and interactive performances have taken place, the state of the art is still in an initial stage on the pathway towards the full exploitation of the technological as well as creative and artistic potentialities(More)
— In this paper, an overview of human-robot interactive communication is presented, covering verbal as well as non-verbal aspects. Following a historical introduction, and motivation towards fluid human-robot communication, ten desiderata are proposed, which provide an organizational axis both of recent as well as of future research on human-robot(More)
People leverage situational context when using language. Rather than convey all information through words, listeners can infer speakers' meanings due to shared common ground [1, 2]. For machines to engage fully in conversation with humans, they must also link words to the world. We present a sensorimotor representation for physically grounding action verbs,(More)
As humanoid robot technology makes its way into the global economy, it is important for robot designers to try to understand the variety of cultural attitudes that exist throughout the world. However, to our knowledge, no one has yet surveyed Middle Eastern attitudes on this topic. We aim to try to bridge this gap. In particular, we wanted to understand how(More)
To build robots that engage in fluid face-to-face spoken conversations with people, robots must have ways to connect what they say to what they see. A critical aspect of how language connects to vision is that language encodes points of view. The meaning of my left and your left differs due to an implied shift of visual perspective. The connection of(More)