Pamini: A framework for assembling mixed-initiative human-robot interaction from generic interaction patterns

Julia Peltason and Britta Wrede
Bielefeld University, Germany


Dialog modeling in robotics suffers from lack of generalizability, due to the fact that the dialog is heavily influenced by the tasks the robot is able to perform. We introduce interleaving interaction patterns together with a general protocol for task communication which enables us to systematically specify the relationship between dialog structure and task structure. We argue that this approach meets the requirements of advanced dialog modeling on robots and at the same time exhibits a better scalability than existing concepts.