Dora The Explorer: A Motivated Robot

Nick Hawes, Marc Hanheide, Kristoffer Sjöö, Alper Aydemir, Patric Jensfelt, Moritz Göbelbecker, Michael Brenner, Hendrik Zender, Pierre Lison, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Geert-Jan Kruijff, Michael Zillich

In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS '10). International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-10) May 10-14 Toronto ON Canada Seiten 1617-1618 International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2010.


Dora the Explorer is a mobile robot with a sense of curiosity and a drive to explore its world. Given an incomplete tour of an indoor environment, Dora is driven by internal motivations to probe the gaps in her spatial knowledge. She actively explores regions of space which she hasn't previously visited but which she expects will lead her to further unexplored space. She will also attempt to determine the categories of rooms through active visual search for functionally important objects, and through ontology-driven inference on the results of this search.


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