The generation of adaptive and reflexive behavior is a challenging task in artificial intelligence and robotics. In this thesis, we develop a framework for knowledge representation, acquisition, and behavior generation that explicitly incorporates semantics, adaptive reasoning and knowledge revision. By using our model, semantic information can be exploited by traditional planning and decision making frameworks to generate empirically effective and adaptive robot behaviors, as well as to enable complex but natural human-robot interactions. In our work, we introduce a model of semantic mapping, we connect it with the notion of affordances, and we use those concepts to develop semantic-driven algorithms for knowledge acquisition, update, learning and robot behavior generation. In particular, we apply such models within existing planning and decision making frameworks to achieve semantic-driven and adaptive robot behaviors in a generic environment. On the one hand, this work generalizes existing semantic mapping models and extends them to include the notion of affordances. On the other hand, this work integrates semantic information within well-defined long-term planning and situated action frameworks to effectively generate adaptive robot behaviors. We validate our approach by evaluating it on a number of problems and robot tasks. In particular, we consider service robots deployed in interactive and social domains, such as offices and domestic environments. To this end, we also develop prototype applications that are useful for evaluation purposes.
|Titolo:||Interactive generation and learning of semantic-driven robot behaviors|
|Data di discussione:||21-feb-2017|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||07a Tesi di Dottorato|