The Effect of Sensor Errors in Situated Human-Computer Dialogue

Niels Schuette
John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology
Brian Mac Namee, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Conference Paper

Workshop On Vision And Language 2014 (VL'14), Dublin, 23rd August 2014


Errors in perception are a problem for computer systems that use sensors to perceive the environment. If a computer system is engaged in dialogue with a human user, these problems in perception lead to problems in the dialogue. We present two experiments, one in which participants interact through dialogue with a robot with perfect perception to fulfil a simple task, and a second one in which the robot is affected by sensor errors and compare the resulting dialogues to determine whether the sensor problems have an impact on dialogue success.