social robotics

Open-source Natural Language Processing on the PAL Robotics ARI Social Robot

We demonstrate how state-of-art open-source tools for automatic speech recognition (vosk) and dialogue management (rasa) can be integrated on a social robotic platform (PAL Robotics' ARI robot) to provide rich verbal interactions.Our open-source, …

Evaluating the Effect of Theory of Mind on People's Trust in a Faulty Robot

The success of human-robot interaction is strongly affected by the people's ability to infer others' intentions and behaviours, and the level of people's trust that others will abide by their same principles and social conventions to achieve a common …

Short-Term Human-Robot Interaction Adaptability in Real-world Environments

In recent years there has been an increasing interest in deploying robotic systems in public environments able to effectively interact with people. To properly work in the wild, such systems should be robust and be able to deal with complex and …