Towards a Prototypical Approach to Tool-Use Improvisation

Thosar, Madhura and Mueller, Christian A. and Zug, Sebastian and Pfingsthorn, Max
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems
When a robot is operating in a dynamic environment, it cannot be assumed that a tool required to solve a given task will always be available. In case of a missing tool, an ideal response would be to find a substitute to complete the task. In this paper, we present a proof of concept of a grounded knowledge-based approach to tool substitution where knowledge is generated in an unsupervised manner from robot's sensory data about objects. Such robot-centric grounded knowledge is then used to identify a substitute from the available objects in the environment.
May / 2019
International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems