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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.

[ slides ]


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.