Lamia Belouaer, Maroua Bouzid, Abdel-Illah Mouaddib


Robotics quickly evolved in the recent years. This development widened the intervention fields of robots. Robots interact with humans in order to serve them. Improving the quality of this interaction requires to endow robots with spatial representation and/or reasoning system. Many works have been dedicated to this purpose. Most of them take into account metric, symbolic spatial relationships. However, they do not consider fuzzy relations given by linguistic variables in humans language in human-robot interaction. These relations are not understood by robots. Our objective is to combine human representation (symbolic, fuzzy) of space with the robot’s one to develop a mixed reasoning. More precisely, we propose an ontology to manage both spatial relations (topological, metric), fuzziness in spatial representation. This ontology allows a hierarchical organization of space which is naturally manageable by humans and easily understandable by robots. Our ontology will be incorporated into a planner by extending the planning language PDDL.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Belouaer L., Bouzid M. and Mouaddib A. (2010). A SPATIAL ONTOLOGY FOR HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8425-00-3, pages 154-159. DOI: 10.5220/0002948001540159

in Bibtex Style

author={Lamia Belouaer and Maroua Bouzid and Abdel-Illah Mouaddib},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
SN - 978-989-8425-00-3
AU - Belouaer L.
AU - Bouzid M.
AU - Mouaddib A.
PY - 2010
SP - 154
EP - 159
DO - 10.5220/0002948001540159