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Unsupervised Online Grounding for Social Robots

Robots that incorporate social norms in their behaviors are seen as more supportive, friendly,and understanding. Since it is impossible to manually specify the most appropriate behavior for all possible situations, robots need to be able to learn it …

A Reinforcement Learning Based Cognitive Empathy Framework for Social Robots

Robots that express human’s social norms, like empathy, are perceived as more friendly, understanding, and caring. However, appropriate human-like empathic behaviors cannot be defined in advance, instead, they must be learned through daily …

Action Learning and Grounding in Simulated Human Robot Interactions

Natural human-robot interaction requires robots to learn new tasks autonomously and link the learned actions to their corresponding words through grounding. Previous studies focused only on action learning or grounding, but not both. In this paper, …