HiMoP: A three-component architecture to create more human-acceptable social-assistive robots

HiMoP: A three-component architecture to create more human-acceptable social-assistive robots Generation of autonomous behavior for robots is a general unsolved problem. Users perceive robots as repetitive tools that do not respond to dynamic situations. This research deals with the generation of natural behaviors in assistive service robots for dynamic domestic environments, particularly, a motivational-oriented cognitive architecture to generate more natural behaviors in autonomous robots. The proposed architecture, called HiMoP, is based on three elements: a Hierarchy of needs to define robot drives; a set of Motivational variables connected to robot needs; and a Pool of finite-state machines to run robot behaviors. The first element is inspired in Alderfer’s hierarchy of needs, which specifies the variables defined in the motivational component. The pool of finite-state machine implements the available robot actions, and those actions are dynamically selected taking into account the motivational variables and the external stimuli. Thus, the robot is able to exhibit different behaviors even under similar conditions. A customized version of the “Speech Recognition and Audio Detection Test,” proposed by the RoboCup Federation, has been used to illustrate how the architecture works and how it dynamically adapts and activates robots behaviors taking into account internal variables and external stimuli. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cognitive Processing Springer Journals

HiMoP: A three-component architecture to create more human-acceptable social-assistive robots

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Marta Olivetti Belardinelli and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Biomedicine; Neurosciences; Behavioral Sciences; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
ISSN
1612-4782
eISSN
1612-4790
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10339-017-0850-5
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Abstract

Generation of autonomous behavior for robots is a general unsolved problem. Users perceive robots as repetitive tools that do not respond to dynamic situations. This research deals with the generation of natural behaviors in assistive service robots for dynamic domestic environments, particularly, a motivational-oriented cognitive architecture to generate more natural behaviors in autonomous robots. The proposed architecture, called HiMoP, is based on three elements: a Hierarchy of needs to define robot drives; a set of Motivational variables connected to robot needs; and a Pool of finite-state machines to run robot behaviors. The first element is inspired in Alderfer’s hierarchy of needs, which specifies the variables defined in the motivational component. The pool of finite-state machine implements the available robot actions, and those actions are dynamically selected taking into account the motivational variables and the external stimuli. Thus, the robot is able to exhibit different behaviors even under similar conditions. A customized version of the “Speech Recognition and Audio Detection Test,” proposed by the RoboCup Federation, has been used to illustrate how the architecture works and how it dynamically adapts and activates robots behaviors taking into account internal variables and external stimuli.

Journal

Cognitive ProcessingSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 6, 2018

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