Multimodal Shared-Control Interaction for Mobile Robots in AAL Environments
|Other Titles:||Multimodale geteilte Interaktion für Mobile Roboter in AAL Umgebungen||Authors:||Jian, Cui||Supervisor:||Krieg-Brückner, Bernd||1. Expert:||Krieg-Brückner, Bernd||2. Expert:||Bateman, John||Abstract:||
This dissertation investigates the design, development and implementation of cognitively adequate, safe and robust, spatially-related, multimodal interaction between human operators and mobile robots in Ambient Assisted Living environments both from the theoretical and practical perspectives. By focusing on different aspects of the concept Interaction, the essential contribution of this dissertation is divided into three main research packages; namely, Formal Interaction, Spatial Interaction and Multimodal Interaction in AAL. As the principle package, in Formal Interaction, research effort is dedicated to developing a formal language based interaction modelling and management solution process and a unified dialogue modelling approach. This package aims to enable a robust, flexible, and context-sensitive, yet formally controllable and tractable interaction. This type of interaction can be used to support the interaction management of any complex interactive systems, including the ones covered in the other two research packages. In the second research package, Spatial Interaction, a general qualitative spatial knowledge based multi-level conceptual model is developed and proposed. The goal is to support a spatially-related interaction in human-robot collaborative navigation. With a model-based computational framework, the proposed conceptual model has been implemented and integrated into a practical interactive system which has been evaluated by empirical studies. It has been particularly tested with respect to a set of high-level and model-based conceptual strategies for resolving the frequent spatially-related communication problems in human-robot interaction. Last but not least, in Multimodal Interaction in AAL, attention is drawn to design, development and implementation of multimodal interaction for elderly persons. In this elderly-friendly scenario, ageing-related characteristics are carefully considered for an effective and efficient interaction. Moreover, a standard model based empirical framework for evaluating multimodal interaction is provided. This framework was especially applied to evaluate a minutely developed and systematically improved elderly-friendly multimodal interactive system through a series of empirical studies with groups of elderly persons.
|Keywords:||Multimodal Interaction, Spatial Interaction, Ambient Assisted Living, Language Technology, Artificial Intelligence||Issue Date:||18-Dec-2013||URN:||urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00103529-11||Institution:||Universität Bremen||Faculty:||FB3 Mathematik/Informatik|
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