AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Visuo-Spatial Ability, Effort and Affordance Analyses: Towards Building Blocks for Robot's Complex Socio-Cognitive Behaviors
Amit Kumar Pandey, Rachid Alami

Last modified: 2012-07-15


For the long term co-existence of robots with us in complete harmony, they will be expected to show sociocognitive behaviors. In this paper, taking inspiration from child development research and human behavioral psychology we will identify the basic but key capabilities: perceiving abilities, effort and affordances. Further we will present the concepts, which fuse these components to perform multi-effort ability and affordance analysis. We will show instantiations of these capabilities on real robot and will discuss its potential applications for more complex socio-cognitive behavior.


Human Robot Interaction; Perspective Taking; Mightability Analysis; Affordance; Social Robot;

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