Volker Klingspor

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Human-Robot Interaction and especially Human-Robot Communication HRC is of primary importance for the development of robots that operate outside production lines and cooperate with humans. In this paper, we review the state of the art and discuss two complementary aspects of the role machine learning plays in HRC. First, we show how communication itself can(More)
Machine learning can be a most valuable tool for improving the flexibility and efficiency of robot applications. Many approaches to applying machine learning to robotics are known. Some approaches enhance the robot's high-level processing, the planning capabilities. Other approaches enhance the low-level processing, the control of basic actions. In(More)
Human-Agent Interaction as a speciic area of Human-Computer Interaction is of primary importance for the development of systems that should cooperate with humans. The ability to learn, i.e., to adapt to preferences , abilities and behaviour of a user and to peculiarities of the task at hand, should provide for both a wider range of application and a higher(More)
The recognition of objects and, hence, their descriptions must be grounded in the environment in terms of sensor data. We argue, why the concepts, used to classify perceived objects and used to perform actions on these objects, should integrate action-oriented perceptual features and perception-oriented action features. We present a grounded symbolic(More)
This paper describes methodologies applied and results achieved in the framework of the ESPRIT Basic Research Action B-Learn II (project no. 7274). B-Learn II is one of the rst projects working towards an application of Machine Learning techniques in elds of industrial relevance, which are much more complex than the domains usually treated in ML research.(More)
One of the most important aspects in service robotics is the communication of service robots with their users. Since these users must in general be considered as not familiar with either robots or computers , this communication must take place in a human-oriented manner and employ human-understandable symbols. Here, two techniques relying heavily on(More)