Hey Robot, Why Don't You Talk To Me?
Hwei Ng, Paul Anton, Marc Brügger, Nikhil Churamani, Erik Fließwasser, Thomas Hummel, Julius Mayer, Waleed Mustafa, Thi Nguyen, Quan Nguyen, Marcus Soll, Sebastian Springenberg, Sascha Griffiths, Stefan Heinrich, Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero, Erik Strahl, Johannes Twiefel, Cornelius Weber, Stefan Wermter
Conference: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN2017), pp. 728-731, Aug 2017
Abstract: This paper describes the techniques used in the submitted video presenting an interaction scenario, realised using the Neuro-Inspired Companion (NICO) robot. NICO engages the users in a personalised conversation where the robot always tracks the users' face, remembers them and interacts with them using natural language. NICO can also learn to perform tasks such as remembering and recalling objects and thus can assist users in their daily chores. The interaction system helps the users to interact as naturally as possible with the robot, enriching their experience with the robot, making it more interesting and engaging.