Multi-level human robot interaction by aligning different ontologies

Shotaro Kobayashi, Takahira Yamaguchi

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This paper discusses how to align different kinds of ontologies: Japanese Wikipedia Ontology, Behavior Ontology and Robot Kinematics Ontology with built-in software, in order to design Multi-Level HRI (Human Robot Interaction). The multi-level interaction includes three-way interactions: knowledge-level interaction with dialog and fact type QA, behavior-level interaction between a user and a humanoid robot, and task-level interaction with multi robot coordination to do a task given from a user. Japanese Wikipedia Ontology works for language-level interaction, Behavior Ontology works for bridging the gaps between human behavior and robot one. Robot behavior goes well with Robot Kinematics. More complicated interaction can be done where three-way interactions invoke each other. Case studies show us that children in elementary school and elder persons enjoy the Multi-Level HRI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based Software Engineering - Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781614990932
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314


  • Behavior Ontology
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Ontology Alignment
  • Wikipedia Ontology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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