Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing

Data Mining for Social Robotics

Toward Autonomously Social Robots

Authors: Mohammad, Yasser, Nishida, Toyoaki

  • Reviews the key recent research in social robotics, learning from demonstration and imitation
  • Offers a detailed explanation of key algorithms in change discovery, motif discovery and causality analysis
  • Illustrates in detail the design methodology for developing social robots using a novel developmental architecture that employs only unsupervised learning techniques to achieve autonomous sociability
  • Includes case studies in applying time-series analysis and data mining techniques to several problems in Human-Robot Interaction with an open-source MATLAB toolbox implementing the key algorithms
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This book explores an approach to social robotics based solely on autonomous unsupervised techniques and positions it within a structured exposition of related research in psychology, neuroscience, HRI, and data mining.  The authors present an autonomous and developmental approach that allows the robot to learn interactive behavior by imitating humans using algorithms from time-series analysis and machine learning.

The first part provides a comprehensive and structured introduction to time-series analysis, change point discovery, motif discovery and causality analysis focusing on possible applicability to HRI problems. Detailed explanations of all the algorithms involved are provided with open-source implementations in MATLAB enabling the reader to experiment with them. Imitation and simulation are the key technologies used to attain social behavior autonomously in the proposed approach.  Part two gives the reader a wide overview of research in these areas in psychology, and ethology. Based on this background, the authors discuss approaches to endow robots with the ability to autonomously learn how to be social. 

Data Mining for Social Robots will be essential reading for graduate students and practitioners interested in social and developmental robotics.

Reviews

“This comprehensive work focuses on human-robot interaction (HRI) using data mining and time series analysis. … In general, this book includes rich knowledge in social robot study using data mining tools. … It’s a nice book for graduate students and practitioners to dive deeper into HRI. Personally, this book led me to rethink the learning processes and interaction manners of humans, which is a rather interesting journey.” (Feng Yu, Computing Reviews, March, 2017)


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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-25232-2
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-25230-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Data Mining for Social Robotics
Book Subtitle
Toward Autonomously Social Robots
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25232-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25232-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25230-8
Series ISSN
1610-3947
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 328
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 illustrations in colour
Topics