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Teaching mobile robots to use spatial words

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The meaning of spatial words can only be evaluated by establishing a reference to the properties of the environment in which the word is used. For example, in order to evaluate what is to the left of something or how fast is fast in a given context, we need to evaluate properties such as the position of objects in the scene, their typical function and behaviour, the size of the scene and the perspective from which the scene is viewed.

Rather than encoding the semantic rules that def...

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The Queen's College

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Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
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School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
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Department of Computer Science
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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