Human-Robot Interaction

This project employs a humanoid torso to explore human-robot interaction. Topics to be investigated include natural language interaction, teaching by showing, manipulation and tactile sensing, data fusion and sound localisation.

This project started as a project in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems (CAS) and was also supported by the joint ARC and NH&MRC initiative on Thinking Systems. The main contributors are Nawid Jamali and Waleed Kadous.

Selected Publications

Sammut, C. A., & Banerji, R. B. (1986). Learning Concepts by Asking Questions. In R. S. Michalski Carbonell, J.G. and Mitchell, T.M. (Eds.), Machine Learning: An Artificial Intelligence Approach, Vol 2. (pp. 167-192). Los Altos, California: Morgan Kaufmann.

Sammut, C. (2001). Managing Context in a Conversational Agent. Linkoping Electronic Articles in Computer and Information Science. 6(27).

D'Este, C. and Sammut, C. (2005). Active Object Discovery for Communicating with Humans. In C. Sammut (Ed.), Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (7 pages). Sydney: Australian Robotics and Automation Association.

Jamali, N. and Sammut, C (2009). Texture recognition by tactile sensing. In Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Jamali, N. and Sammut, C. (2010). Material Classification by Tactile Sensing using Surface Textures. In International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Jamali, N. and Sammut, C. (2011). Majority voting: Material classification by tactile sensing using surface texture. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27(3):508–521.

Jamali, N. and Sammut, C. (2012). Slip prediction using hidden Markov models: Multidimensional sensor data to symbolic temporal pattern learning. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.