The Role of Dialog in Human Robot Interaction

    •  Candace L. Sidner, Christopher Lee and Neal Lesh, "The Role of Dialog in Human Robot Interaction", Tech. Rep. TR2003-63, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, June 2003.
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      • @techreport{MERL_TR2003-63,
      • author = {Candace L. Sidner and Christopher Lee and Neal Lesh},
      • title = {The Role of Dialog in Human Robot Interaction},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2003-63},
      • month = jun,
      • year = 2003,
      • url = {}
      • }
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This paper reports on our research on developing the abil-ity for robots to engage with humans in a collaborative conversation. Engagement is the process by which two (or more) participants establish, maintain and end their per-ceived connection during interactions they jointly under-take. The paper reports on the architecture for human-robot collaborative conversation with engagement, and the significance of the dialogue model in that architecture for decisions about engagement during the interaction.