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Workshop talk

Planning for Task-Based Social Interaction in the JAMES Bartender Domain, R. Petrick, slides from a talk presented at the ICSR 2013 workshop on Robots in Public Spaces: Towards Multi-Party, Short-Term, Dynamic Human-Robot Interaction, Bristol, UK, 2013-10-27.

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Abstract

As robots become more integrated into our daily lives, they must increasingly deal with situations in which socially appropriate interaction is vital. In such settings, it is not enough for a robot simply to plan its actions to perform particular tasks; instead, the robot must also be able to satisfy social goals and obligations that arise through interactions with people in real-world settings. In this talk, I give an overview of the JAMES (Joint Action for Multimodal Embodied Social Systems) project which is developing a robot system that supports socially appropriate, multi-party, multimodal interaction in a bartending domain. I will also focus on the use of general-purpose automated planning techniques in this system for constructing plans with task, dialogue, and social actions, as an alternative to current mainstream approaches of interaction management.