Map Learning of an Office Conversant Mobile Robot, Jijo-2, by Dialogue-Guided Navigation

  • Toshihiro Matsui
  • Hideki Asoh
  • Futoshi Asano


We are building a talking mobile robot, Jijo-2, which learns the building map through conversational dialogues. Its application is to aid office works including route guidance, finding vacant meeting room, finding people, etc. This paper proposes the two-layered multiagent architecture to realize both the reactive behaviour and the dialogue-guided route seek. In the upper layer, the talker and navigator behaviours cooperate to build a map which represents actions to reach goal in a probabilistic network.


Mobile Robot Speech Recognition Reactor Layer Integrator Module Microphone Array 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshihiro Matsui
    • 1
  • Hideki Asoh
    • 1
  • Futoshi Asano
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrotechnical Laboratory, Jijo-2 Robot ProjectRWI CenterTsukuba, Ibaraki 305Japan

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