Affordance based word-to-meaning association

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Affordance based word-to-meaning association
Abstract-- This paper presents a method to associate meanings to words in manipulation tasks. We base our model on an affordance network, i.e., a mapping between robot actions, robot perceptions and the perceived effects of these actions upon objects. We extend the affordance model to incorporate words. Using verbal descriptions of a task, the model uses temporal co-occurrence to create links between speech utterances and the involved objects, actions and effects. We show that the robot is able form useful word-to-meaning associations, even without considering grammatical structure in the learning process and in the presence of recognition errors. These word-to-meaning associations are embedded in the robot's own understanding of its actions. Thus they can be directly used to instruct the robot to perform tasks and also allow to incorporate context in the speech recognition task.
Verica Krunic, Giampiero Salvi, Alexandre Bernardi
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Type Journal
Year 2009
Where ICRA
Authors Verica Krunic, Giampiero Salvi, Alexandre Bernardino, Luis Montesano, José Santos-Victor
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