Proceedings of the ICRA 2010 Workshop on Interactive Communication for Autonomous Intelligent Robots (ICAIR)
Making robots articulate what they understand, intend, and do.---Human-robot interaction is becoming more and more complex through the growing number of abilities, both cognitive and physical, available to todayâ€™s robots and through their resulting flexibility. At the same time, lay persons should be able to interact with robots in order to pursue the vision of a robot in every home. Though a lot of progress is apparent in the different fields in robotics with regard to learning, autonomous behaviours, safe navigation, and manipulation, the interface with the human user is quite often rather neglected. Many studies have been conducted unveiling the importance of properly designed adaptive human-robot interaction strategies and appropriate feedback, in particular. With interaction becoming more complex it is equally becoming more important to move beyond command style interfaces and equip robots with abilities to actually express and verbalise what they are doing, what their current problems might be and how they see the world. These interactive abilities have been shown to facilitate more effective and efficient interaction with humans using mostly natural modalities, but also robot-specific ones, such as visualisation techniques. This workshop addresses these issues with a number of papers focusing on foundations and enabling technologies for interactive communication with autonomous intelligent robots, as well as on integrated interactive robotic systems.