A multi-expert model for dialogue and behavior control of conversational robots and agents

Mikio Nakano, Yuji Hasegawa, Kotaro Funakoshi, Johane Takeuchi, Toyotaka Torii, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Naoyuki Kanda, Kazunori Komatani, Hiroshi G. Okuno, Hiroshi Tsujino

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Abstract

This paper presents an intelligence model for conversational service robots. It employs modules called experts, each of which is specialized to execute certain kinds of tasks such as performing physical behaviors and engaging in dialogues. Some of the experts take charge in understanding human utterances and deciding robot utterances or actions. The model enables switching and canceling tasks based on recognized human intentions, as well as parallel execution of several tasks. This model specifies the interface that an expert must have, and any kind of expert can be employed if it conforms to the interface. This feature makes the model extensible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-256
Number of pages9
JournalKnowledge-Based Systems
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Behavior and dialogue control
  • Conversational agent
  • Conversational robot
  • Multi-expert model
  • Robot intelligence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Nakano, M., Hasegawa, Y., Funakoshi, K., Takeuchi, J., Torii, T., Nakadai, K., Kanda, N., Komatani, K., Okuno, H. G., & Tsujino, H. (2011). A multi-expert model for dialogue and behavior control of conversational robots and agents. Knowledge-Based Systems, 24(2), 248-256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2010.08.004