About the Event
In this talk, I'll present an approach for acquiring grounded representations of words from mixed-initiative, situated interactions with a human instructor. The work focuses on the acquisition of diverse types of knowledge including perceptual, semantic, and procedural knowledge along with learning grounded meanings. Interactive learning allows the agent to control its learning by requesting instructions about unknown concepts, making learning efficient. Our approach has been instantiated in Soar and has been evaluated on a table-top robotic arm capable of manipulating small objects.