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A Human-Robot Competition: Towards Evaluating Robots’ Reasoning Abilities for HRI

Amit Kumar Pandey 1 Lavindra de Silva 1 Rachid Alami 1
1 LAAS-RIS - Équipe Robotique et InteractionS
LAAS - Laboratoire d'analyse et d'architecture des systèmes
Abstract : For effective Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), a robot should be human and human-environment aware. Perspective taking, effort analysis and affordance analysis are some of the core components in such human-centered reasoning. This paper is concerned with the need for benchmarking scenarios to assess the resultant intelligence, when such reasoning blocks function together. Despite the various competitions involving robots, there is a lack of approaches considering the human in their scenarios and in the reasoning processes, especially those targeting HRI. We present a game that is centered upon a human-robot competition, and motivate how our scenario, and the idea of a robot and a human competing, can serve as a benchmark test for both human-aware reasoning as well as inter-robot social intelligence. Based on subjective feedback from participants, we also provide some pointers and ingredients for evaluation matrices.
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Amit Kumar Pandey, Lavindra de Silva, Rachid Alami. A Human-Robot Competition: Towards Evaluating Robots’ Reasoning Abilities for HRI. Social Robotics. ICSR 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp.138-147, 2016. ⟨hal-01955005⟩

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