Spoken Communication with CAMBADA@Home Service Robot

Ciro Martins, António Teixeira, Eurico Pedrosa, Nuno Almeida


Spoken language is a natural way to control the human-robot interaction, especially for mobile service robots. It has some important advantages over other communication approaches: eyes and hands free, communication from a distance, even without being in line of sight and no need for additional learning for humans. In this paper, we present the spoken dialog framework integrated in our mobile service robot CAMBADA@Home, a robotic platform aimed at move into a living space and interact with users of that space. The proposed framework comprises three major spoken and natural language processing components: an Automatic Speech Recognition component to process the human requests, a Text-to-Speech component to generate more natural responses from the robot side, and a dialog manager to control how these two components work together.


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Martins C., Teixeira A., Pedrosa E. and Almeida N. (2012). Spoken Communication with CAMBADA@Home Service Robot . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications - Volume 1: AAL, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-93-5, pages 27-36. DOI: 10.5220/0003878900270036

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author={Ciro Martins and António Teixeira and Eurico Pedrosa and Nuno Almeida},
title={Spoken Communication with CAMBADA@Home Service Robot},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications - Volume 1: AAL, (BIOSTEC 2012)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications - Volume 1: AAL, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - Spoken Communication with CAMBADA@Home Service Robot
SN - 978-989-8425-93-5
AU - Martins C.
AU - Teixeira A.
AU - Pedrosa E.
AU - Almeida N.
PY - 2012
SP - 27
EP - 36
DO - 10.5220/0003878900270036