Omotenashi Robots: Generating Funny Dialog Using Visitor Geographical Information

  • Kazuki HaraguchiEmail author
  • Satoshi Aoki
  • Tomohiro Umetani
  • Tatsuya Kitamura
  • Akiyo Nadamoto
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1036)


In this paper, we propose an automatic scenario generation method which is based on funny dialogue. The scenario is for visitors who come to the tourist destination and the two robots present a funny dialogue based on our generated scenario. We call these robots “Omotenashi-robots”. Specifically, we propose a method of automatically generate funny dialogue based scenario for the Omotenashi Robot using the place name given by the visitor. In this scenario, we generate three types of funny dialogue components which are area-related information component, place name misunderstanding component and land classification component. Area-related information component and place name misunderstanding component are based on the place names and their area-related information. Land classification component is based on general geographical information. Our generated scenario is kinds of a personalized scenario for a user based on the geographical information of the user’s input place name.



This work was partially supported by Research Institute of Konan University, and by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 17K00430. NEC platforms support this research for rental the PaPeRo-i robots.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuki Haraguchi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Satoshi Aoki
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Umetani
    • 1
  • Tatsuya Kitamura
    • 1
  • Akiyo Nadamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Konan UniversityKobeJapan

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