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Building Affordance Relations for Robotic Agents - A Review [article]

Paola Ardón, Èric Pairet, Katrin S. Lohan, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Ronald P. A. Petrick
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this survey, we review and find common ground amongst different strategies that use the concept of affordances within robotic tasks, and build on these methods to provide guidance for including affordances  ...  To this end, we outline common design choices for building representations of affordance relations, and their implications on the generalisation capabilities of an agent when facing previously unseen scenarios  ...  Another option is for the agent to have a prior set of logical rules that determines a round object in motion on a surface rolls, so it builds the affordance relation model based on heuristics [Baleia  ... 
arXiv:2105.06706v1 fatcat:prnjudntybaftfoq4gi5cjlpkm

Building Affordance Relations for Robotic Agents - A Review

Paola Ardón, Èric Pairet, Katrin S. Lohan, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Ron P. A. Petrick
2021 Proceedings of the Thirtieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence   unpublished
In this survey, we review and find common ground amongst different strategies that use the concept of affordances within robotic tasks, and build on these methods to provide guidance for including affordances  ...  To this end, we outline common design choices for building representations of affordance relations, and their implications on the generalisation capabilities of an agent when facing previously unseen scenarios  ...  We identify that, as in the formalisms, the literature on affordances for artificial agents follows the same three elements to build the affordance relation.  ... 
doi:10.24963/ijcai.2021/590 fatcat:ffgbxrnyyncbbpe5jp5ap3iavu

Object Handovers: a Review for Robotics [article]

Valerio Ortenzi, Akansel Cosgun, Tommaso Pardi, Wesley Chan, Elizabeth Croft, Dana Kulic
2022 arXiv   pre-print
This article surveys the literature on human-robot object handovers. A handover is a collaborative joint action where an agent, the giver, gives an object to another agent, the receiver.  ...  We compare the behaviours displayed during human-to-human handovers to the state of the art of robotic assistants, and identify the major areas of improvement for robotic assistants to reach performance  ...  The authors want to thank: Peter Corke for his invaluable feedback; Alessandro De Luca for the good advice about safety in physical human-robot interaction; Marco Controzzi for the discussion on the role  ... 
arXiv:2007.12952v2 fatcat:tko7plapu5dedin7eq64j7avcu

Explainable Agents Through Social Cues: A Review [article]

Sebastian Wallkotter, Silvia Tulli, Ginevra Castellano, Ana Paiva, Mohamed Chetouani
2021 arXiv   pre-print
One reason for this high variance in terminology is the unique array of social cues that embodied agents can access in contrast to that accessed by non-embodied agents.  ...  The issue of how to make embodied agents explainable has experienced a surge of interest over the last three years, and, there are many terms that refer to this concept, e.g., transparency or legibility  ...  One example is the ability to point to important objects in a scene -assuming the agent has an extremity that affords pointing.  ... 
arXiv:2003.05251v3 fatcat:32o6n2bayzesfplybxbwxl5nle

A review on humanoid robots

Rabbia Mahum, Faisal Shafique Butt, Kashif Ayyub, Seema Islam, Marriam Nawaz, Daud Abdullah
2017 International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences  
Humanoid robots with artificial intelligence is very captivating field for people, since the robots are introduced.  ...  For humanoid robots we can introduce new ideas without any limitations and constraints but in reality there are limitations to implement them.  ...  ., so the basic centred structure is a base to build humanoid robots.  ... 
doi:10.21833/ijaas.2017.02.015 fatcat:rm4rt2bd2rcnpgtfp6xro2642e

Active Haptic Perception in Robots: A Review

Lucia Seminara, Paolo Gastaldo, Simon J. Watt, Kenneth F. Valyear, Fernando Zuher, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni
2019 Frontiers in Neurorobotics  
In the past few years a new scenario for robot-based applications has emerged. Service and mobile robots have opened new market niches.  ...  These new requirements ask also for a change of paradigm in the design of robots: on-line and safe feedback motion control becomes the core of modern robot systems.  ...  In principle, the control of robot agents for touch does not necessarily employ biomimetic-related design concepts.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnbot.2019.00053 pmid:31379549 pmcid:PMC6651744 fatcat:5uytqov3zzg3nndphtdni5dlhu

Human Brain inspired Artificial Intelligence & Developmental Robotics: A Review

Suresh Kumar, Patricia Sha
2017 Sukkur IBA Journal of Computing and Mathematical Sciences  
We will focus on the emergence of the Developmental robotics and its significance in the field of AI.  ...  Along with the developments in the field of the robotics, fascinating contributions and developments can be seen in the field of Artificial intelligence (AI).  ...  Robot will decide optimum degree of freedom (DoF) for the task.  MoDeL (Modeling Developmental Learning) is one of the recent projects related to developmental robotics.  ... 
doi:10.30537/sjcms.v1i1.6 fatcat:clzkaa3srzglfgbh6lav33p6fe

Application of Artificial Intelligence: A Review

Mir Akmam Noor Rashid, Momin Mullah, Zakaria Mohd Zain
2020 International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science  
Humans are using Artificial Intelligence in places where it is difficult and dangerous for a human to work.  ...  On the other hand, some people are trying to make Artificially Intelligent robots, which would be able to think like a human.  ...  In August 2001, robots beat people in simulated money related exchanging competition [14] .  ... 
doi:10.22161/ijaers.73.47 fatcat:hy5qangxinamrebfjevwj4jkw4

A Short Review of Symbol Grounding in Robotic and Intelligent Systems

Silvia Coradeschi, Amy Loutfi, Britta Wrede
2013 Künstliche Intelligenz  
The review covers a number of subtopics, that include, physical symbol grounding, social symbol grounding, symbol grounding for vision systems, anchoring in robotic systems, and learning symbol grounding  ...  The focus is in the use of symbol grounding for robotics and intelligent system.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Tony Belpaeme, Fredrik Heintz, Sven Albrecht, Angelo Cangelosi, Paul Vogt, Katerina Pastra and Sverin Lemaignan for their helpful comments to improve the article  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13218-013-0247-2 fatcat:ghimcniy6na3fk7yqf54typjiu

Functional advantages of an adaptive Theory of Mind for robotics: a review of current architectures [article]

Francesca Bianco, Dimitri Ognibene
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Furthermore, while a ToM for false-belief understanding and tracking is often built in social robotic architectures, a ToM for proactivity, active perception and learning is less common.  ...  Great advancements have been achieved in the field of robotics, however, main challenges remain, including building robots with an adaptive Theory of Mind (ToM).  ...  A ToM for (active) perception Associating intentions and mental states to agents' behavior may encourage the observer to actively search for cues, such as unnoticed affordances, to acquire a better understanding  ... 
arXiv:1909.00193v1 fatcat:4ohorkxoivbunieaabutbicn3a

The meaning of action: a review on action recognition and mapping

Volker Krüger, Danica Kragic, Aleš Ude, Christopher Geib
2007 Advanced Robotics  
In this paper, we analyze the different approaches taken to-date within the computer vision, robotics and artificial intelligence communities for the representation, recognition, synthesis and understanding  ...  We deal with action at different levels of complexity and provide the reader with the necessary related literature references.  ...  In order for a robot to interact successfully with an environment, the set of object affordances it takes into account for planning must necessarily reflect its physical abilities.  ... 
doi:10.1163/156855307782148578 fatcat:gxihs5byq5a2rfe2poo2qbjfbq

Human–Robot Interaction and Sexbots: A Systematic Literature Review

Carina Soledad González-González, Rosa María Gil-Iranzo, Patricia Paderewski-Rodríguez
2020 Sensors  
At present, sexual robots have become a new paradigm of social robots. In this paper, we developed a systematic literature review about sexual robots (sexbots).  ...  In our review, we found a male bias in this discipline, and in recent years, articles have shown that user opinion has become more relevant.  ...  Institutional Review Board Statement: Not applicable. Informed Consent Statement: Not applicable. Data Availability Statement: No new data were created or analyzed in this study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21010216 pmid:33396356 fatcat:ybne2p7x55b45fxxe25bubi5qi

Reconfigurable swarm robots for structural health monitoring: a brief review

Mohammad R. Jahanshahi, Wei-Men Shen, Tarutal Ghosh Mondal, Mohamed Abdelbarr, Sami F. Masri, Uvais A. Qidwai
2017 International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications  
Newly-developed reconfigurable robots are expected to bring a radical change in the prevailing structural health monitoring techniques, thus augmenting the efficiency, accuracy and affordability of inspection  ...  A roadmap for future research has also been outlined based on the limitations of the current methods and anticipated needs of future inspection systems.  ...  Robot soccer games have been proposed as a benchmark problem for artificial intelligence, multi-agent and multi-robot algorithms.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41315-017-0024-8 dblp:journals/ijira/JahanshahiSMAMQ17 fatcat:66oqqtfub5bwrmbgurtt2feolm

Virtual Coaches for Older Adults' Wellbeing: A Systematic Review

Mira El Kamali, Leonardo Angelini, Maurizio Caon, Francesco Carrino, Christina Rocke, Sabrina Guye, Giovanna Rizzo, Alfonso Mastropietro, Martin Sykora, Suzanna Elayan, Isabelle Kniestedt, Canan Ziylan (+3 others)
2020 IEEE Access  
Previous work illustrates that older adults often appreciate conversational agents and robots.  ...  Such digital systems assume various forms, from classic apps, to more advanced conversational agents or robots.  ...  ''relational agents'' OR ''robotic pet'' OR ''robotic psychological assistance'' OR ''screen agent'' OR ''socially communicative machine'' OR ''tutoring system'' OR ''virtual advisor'' OR ''virtual agent  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2996404 fatcat:glpvec4ckrczfhjxjcyrptmmhi

Swarm Robotics: A Perspective on the Latest Reviewed Concepts and Applications

Pollyanna G. Faria Dias, Mateus C. Silva, Geraldo P. Rocha Rocha Filho, Patrícia A. Vargas, Luciano P. Cota, Gustavo Pessin
2021 Sensors  
Known as an artificial intelligence subarea, Swarm Robotics is a developing study field investigating bio-inspired collaborative control approaches and integrates a huge collection of agents, reasonably  ...  Second, we report a review of the principal projects that allow realistic study of Swarm Robotics. We demonstrate knowledge regarding current hardware platforms and multi-robot simulators.  ...  A number of several types of research have investigated construction-related questions implying the employment of mobile robots and portable building material.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21062062 pmid:33804187 pmcid:PMC8000604 fatcat:3noeec6llvh43pklgdttvkcmme
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