Dialog with Robots: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
Dan Bohus, Eric Horvitz, Takayuki Kanda, Bilge Mutlu, and Antoine Raux, Cochairs
The 2010 AAAI Fall Symposium on Dialog with Robots will bring together researchers from HRI, spoken dialog systems, intelligent virtual agents, and other related disciplines to identify and discuss the core scientific research challenges of situated, open-world spoken language interaction with robots. Researchers in the human-robot interaction (HRI) community have addressed challenges at the intersection of robotics and cognitive psychology, human factors, and AI. At the same time, concepts and methods for humancomputer dialog have been maturing within the spoken dialog community, with the development of fundamental theories, formalisms, and computational models. However, spoken dialog efforts to date have focused almost exclusively on applications within restricted communication contexts, such as telephone and PC-based information access. This symposium will seek to bridge the historical separation between spoken dialog research and HRI with the goals of sharing ideas and directions, bringing new perspectives on these challenging problems, and catalyzing new research on dialog with robots.