Chai and Xi awarded NSF grant

Joyce Chai, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Ning Xi, University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a three-year research grant from the National Robotics Initiative program at NSF. The title of the project is "NRI-Small: Contextually Grounded Collaborative Discourse for Mediating Shared Basis in Situated Human Robot Dialogue".

The objective of the project is to develop a novel framework that tightly integrates high level language and dialogue processing with low level sensing and control systems and contextually grounds the collaborative discourse to mediate shared basis in human robot dialogue. The expected results will benefit many human robot interaction applications in manufacturing, service, assistive technology, and search and rescue.

(Date Posted: 2012-09-14)