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Affordances in Robotic Tasks – A Survey [article]

Paola Ardón, Èric Pairet, Katrin S. Lohan, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Ronald P. A. Petrick
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this survey, we classify the literature and try to find common ground amongst different approaches with a view to application in robotics.  ...  We propose a categorisation based on the level of prior knowledge that is assumed to build the relationship among different affordance components that matter for a particular robotic task.  ...  FINAL NOTES In this survey, we review methods that include the affordance concept in their robotics tasks.  ... 
arXiv:2004.07400v1 fatcat:hiexg6suzvg6ld7cwjtzyz4qka

Affordance Research in Developmental Robotics: A Survey

Huaqing Min, Chang'an Yi, Ronghua Luo, Jinhui Zhu, Sheng Bi
2016 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems  
Affordances capture the relationships between a robot and the environment in terms of the actions that the robot is able to perform.  ...  This survey provides an entry point for interested researchers, including: 1) a general overview; 2) classification and critical analysis of existing work; 3) discussion of how affordances are useful in  ...  In this survey, the first three sections provided a general overview of affordances in developmental robotics.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcds.2016.2614992 fatcat:y3t4rgzbqzh55b37ovafu462jy

Affordances for robots: a brief survey

Thomas E. Horton, Arpan Chakraborty, Robert St. Amant
2012 Avant: Journal of Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard  
Affordance theory (and the ecological approach to agent design in general) has in many cases contributed to the development of successful robotic systems; we provide a brief survey of AI research in this  ...  In this paper, we consider the influence of Gibson's affordance theory on the design of robotic agents.  ...  Our first goal is to provide a brief survey of existing work in the area of artificial intelligence, for the benefit of researchers in both fields. This survey is presented in section 2.  ... 
doaj:225a11dd724948188d9c06f2fa2ee779 fatcat:vpndyjwxjzgyfjc4xvoyq2422q

Visual Affordance and Function Understanding: A Survey [article]

Mohammed Hassanin, Salman Khan, Murat Tahtali
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this literature survey, we first focus on Visual affordances and summarize the state of the art as well as open problems and research gaps.  ...  These capabilities require an agent to effectively understand object affordances and functionalities in complex visual domains.  ...  For example, for the task of preparing a cup of tea, the robot has to boil water which depends on the electricity plug and pour hot water in a cup.  ... 
arXiv:1807.06775v1 fatcat:kl7miygnizdinpovqnzfdhwokq

A survey of knowledge representation in service robotics

David Paulius, Yu Sun
2019 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
Within the realm of service robotics, researchers have placed a great amount of effort into learning, understanding, and representing motions as manipulations for task execution by robots.  ...  The task of robot learning and problem-solving is very broad, as it integrates a variety of tasks such as object detection, activity recognition, task/motion planning, localization, knowledge representation  ...  Simply speaking, a knowledge representation gives meaning to the inputs that a robot acquires in its tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2019.03.005 fatcat:yc6zheqqdvfixdvcr7elyvlkgq

A Survey of Behavioral Models for Social Robots

Olivia Nocentini, Laura Fiorini, Giorgia Acerbi, Alessandra Sorrentino, Gianmaria Mancioppi, Filippo Cavallo
2019 Robotics  
This work provides a survey of the most relevant attempts/works.  ...  Consequently, there is a growing interest in the development of models that can enhance and enrich the interaction between humans and robots.  ...  All authors were involved in paper screening and selection. All authors read, provided feedback, and approved the final manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics8030054 fatcat:2tugryoiqzcehgg6ffm3r7jzva

Developmental robotics: a survey

Max Lungarella, Giorgio Metta, Rolf Pfeifer, Giulio Sandini
2003 Connection science  
This paper gives a survey of the relevant research issues and points to some future research directions.  ...  Developmental robotics is an emerging field located at the intersection of robotics, cognitive science and developmental sciences.  ...  Rolf Pfeifer has greatly benefited from the project Explorations in Embodied Cognition , and by discussions with Gabriel Gomez and David Andel, who are sponsored by this project. Thanks  ... 
doi:10.1080/09540090310001655110 fatcat:u657nlgehzbtlazek5pcfydxf4

Affordances in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Robotics: A Survey

Lorenzo Jamone, Emre Ugur, Angelo Cangelosi, Luciano Fadiga, Alexandre Bernardino, Justus Piater, Jose Santos-Victor
2018 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems  
In this paper we offer a multidisciplinary perspective on the notion of affordances: we first discuss the main definitions and formalizations of the affordance theory, then we report the most significant  ...  evidence in psychology and neuroscience that support it, and finally we review the most relevant applications of this concept in robotics.  ...  A brief survey of works dealing with computational models of affordances in the areas of artificial intelligence and robotics was published a few years ago [4] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcds.2016.2594134 fatcat:hnjyazd4urc3thfnhsyvmwlnsu

A Survey on Plant Phenotype

N. Chaitra, J. Parinitha, S. Veena, Thilak Raj
2017 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
A perceptible depiction of the plant's phenomenal, ontogenetically, physiological and biochemical properties refers to plant phenotyping. In this paper we study about different types of phenotyping.  ...  Plant phenotype is a term used to describe the characteristics, such as height, biomass, growth, development, tolerance, resistance, architecture, ecology, yield, leaf shape and so on.  ...  Root and Root Tip Segmentation Most seedling images resemble Figure 10 when once the roving task has completed and a focusing step is performed by the robot.  ... 
doi:10.17485/ijst/2017/v10i4/110713 fatcat:5vmx3ql4ifg7hh3scy5o7w6hoq

Data-Driven Grasp Synthesis—A Survey

Jeannette Bohg, Antonio Morales, Tamim Asfour, Danica Kragic
2014 IEEE Transactions on robotics  
Our survey provides an overview of the different methodologies and discusses open problems in the area of robot grasping.  ...  In the case of familiar objects, the techniques use some form of a similarity matching to a set of previously encountered objects.  ...  The approaches discussed in this survey are summarized in Table II .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tro.2013.2289018 fatcat:kvm53bbmq5ebvdj4q3kqmoqjmy

Deliberation for autonomous robots: A survey

Félix Ingrand, Malik Ghallab
2017 Artificial Intelligence  
The ambition of this survey is to present a global overview of deliberation functions in robotics and to discuss the state of the art in this area.  ...  Autonomous robots facing a diversity of open environments and performing a variety of tasks and interactions need explicit deliberation in order to fulfill their missions.  ...  This work was supported in part by EU FP7 SAPHARI under grant agreement No. ICT-287513.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.artint.2014.11.003 fatcat:e3b5lxppsje6pndmudxqtnzedy

A Survey on Human-aware Robot Navigation [article]

Ronja Möller, Antonino Furnari, Sebastiano Battiato, Aki Härmä, Giovanni Maria Farinella
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This paper is concerned with the navigation aspect of a socially-compliant robot and provides a survey of existing solutions for the relevant areas of research as well as an outlook on possible future  ...  Robots are increasingly easy to obtain and use and the acceptance of them in general is growing.  ...  In addition to being useful and comfortable to be around, a social robot naturally has to be affordable for the demographic it is meant for.  ... 
arXiv:2106.11650v1 fatcat:rhutta3sqrhk3po4hmi77h33qy

A survey of socially interactive robots

Terrence Fong, Illah Nourbakhsh, Kerstin Dautenhahn
2003 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
We then present a taxonomy of design methods and system components used to build socially interactive robots.  ...  Deneubourg and his collaborators pioneered the first experiments on stigmergy in simulated and physical "ant-like robots" [75, 13] in the early 1990's. Since then, numerous researchers have developed  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the participants of the Robot as Partner: An Exploration of Social Robots workshop (2002 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) for inspiring  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8890(02)00372-x fatcat:iwjtltmh65cb3icwsy2svbls54

Reinforcement Learning in Robotics: A Survey [chapter]

Jens Kober, Jan Peters
2012 Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization  
In this article, we attempt to strengthen the links between the two research communities by providing a survey of work in reinforcement learning for behavior generation in robots.  ...  We highlight both key challenges in robot reinforcement learning as well as notable successes.  ...  This paper surveys a wide variety of tasks where reinforcement learning has been successfully applied to robotics.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27645-3_18 fatcat:zrdsusl7vvebvfcnty5o4ugbn4

Reinforcement learning in robotics: A survey

Jens Kober, J. Andrew Bagnell, Jan Peters
2013 The international journal of robotics research  
In this article, we attempt to strengthen the links between the two research communities by providing a survey of work in reinforcement learning for behavior generation in robots.  ...  We highlight both key challenges in robot reinforcement learning as well as notable successes.  ...  This paper surveys a wide variety of tasks where reinforcement learning has been successfully applied to robotics.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0278364913495721 fatcat:avda6gj6xnhtrbosb4wj32gd2y
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