A Robotic Home Assistant with Memory Aid Functionality

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  • Iris Wieser, University of Hamburg
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  • Sibel Toprak, University of Hamburg
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  • Andreas Grenzing, University of Hamburg
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  • Tobias Hinz, University of Hamburg
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  • Sayantan Auddy, University of Hamburg
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  • Ethem Can Karaouguz, University of Hamburg
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  • Abhilash Chandran, University of Hamburg
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  • Melanie Remmels, University of Hamburg
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  • Ahmed El Shinawi, University of Hamburg
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  • Josip Josifovski, University of Hamburg
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  • Leena Chennuru Vankadara, University of Hamburg
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  • Faiz Ul Wahab, University of Hamburg
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  • Alireza M. Bahnemiri, University of Hamburg
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  • Debasish Sahu, University of Hamburg
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  • Stefan Heinrich, University of Hamburg
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  • Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero
  • Erik Strahl, University of Hamburg
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  • Johannes Twiefel, University of Hamburg
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  • Stefan Wermter, University of Hamburg
We present the robotic system IRMA (Interactive Robotic Memory Aid) that assists humans in their search for misplaced belongings within a natural home-like environment. Our stand-alone system integrates state-of-the-art approaches in a novel manner to achieve a seamless and intuitive human-robot interaction. IRMA directs its gaze toward the speaker and understands the person's verbal instructions independent of specific grammatical constructions. It determines the positions of relevant objects and navigates collision-free within the environment. In addition, IRMA produces natural language descriptions for the objects' positions by using furniture as reference points. To evaluate IRMA's usefulness, a user study with 20 participants has been conducted. IRMA achieves an overall user satisfaction score of 4.05 and a perceived accuracy rating of 4.15 on a scale from 15 with 5 being the best.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKI 2016: Advances in Artificial Intelligence
EditorsGerhard Friedrich, Malte Helmert, Franz Wotawa
Number of pages14
Place of publicationKlagenfurt, Austria
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Publication year1 Sep 2016
ISBN (print)978-3-319-46072-7, 978-3-319-46073-4, 0302-9743
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint German/Austrian Conference on Artificial Intelligence - t Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
Duration: 26 Sep 201630 Sep 2016


ConferenceJoint German/Austrian Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Locationt Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

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