Plan failure analysis: Formalization and application in interactive planning through natural language communication

Chitta Baral, Tran Cao Son, Michael Gelfond, Arindam Mitra

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Abstract

While most robots in human robot interaction scenarios take instructions from humans, the ideal would be that humans and robots collaborate with each other. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Communicating with Computer program proposes the collaborative blocks world scenario as a testbed for this. This scenario requires the human and the computer to communicate through natural language to build structures out of toy blocks. To formulate and address this, we identify two main tasks. The first task, called the plan failure analysis, demands the robot to analyze the feasibility of a task and to determine the reasons(s) in case the task is not doable. The second task focuses on the ability of the robot to understand communications via natural language. We discuss potential solutions to both problems and present prototypical architecture for the integration of planning failure analysis and natural language communication into an intelligent agent architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 19th International Conference, PRIMA 2016, Proceedings
EditorsMatteo Baldoni, Katsutoshi Hirayama, Paolo Torroni, Tran Cao Son, Amit K. Chopra
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages376-386
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319448312
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event19th International Conference on Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2016 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: Aug 22 2016Aug 26 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9862 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other19th International Conference on Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2016
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period8/22/168/26/16

Keywords

  • Human-robot interaction (HRI)
  • Natural language communication
  • Plan failure analysis
  • Planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Baral, C., Son, T. C., Gelfond, M., & Mitra, A. (2016). Plan failure analysis: Formalization and application in interactive planning through natural language communication. In M. Baldoni, K. Hirayama, P. Torroni, T. C. Son, & A. K. Chopra (Eds.), Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 19th International Conference, PRIMA 2016, Proceedings (pp. 376-386). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9862 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44832-9_25