We have some great news for the final month of ADORE project! The paper entitled “Hierarchical POMDP Framework for a Robot-assisted ASD Diagnostic Protocol” has been accepted for oral presentation at the prestigious international conference ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction HRI 2019. The conference will be held on March 11-14, 2019 in Daegu, South Korea, and our dr. sc. Frano Petric will do the presentation.
In this paper, we extend our previous work by developing a protocol POMDP model which uses tasks of the protocol as actions. We devise a method to interface protocol and task models by using belief at the end of a task to generate observations for the protocol POMDP, resulting in a hierarchical POMDP framework. We evaluate our approach through an exploratory study with fifteen children (seven typically developing and eight with ASD).