Relational Symbol Grounding through Affordance Learning: An Overview of the ReGround Project

Laura Antanas, Jesse Davis, Luc De Raedt, Amy Loutfi, Andreas Persson, Alessandro Saffiotti, Deniz Yuret, Ozan Arkan Can, Emre Unal, Pedro Zuidberg Dos Martires


Symbol grounding is the problem of associating symbols from language with a corresponding referent in the environment. Traditionally, research has focused on identifying single objects and their properties. The ReGround project hypothesizes that the grounding process must consider the full context of the environment, including multiple objects, their properties, and relationships among these objects. ReGround targets the development of a novel framework for “affordance grounding”, by which an agent placed in a new environment can adapt to its new setting and interpret possibly multi-modal input in order to correctly carry out the requested tasks.


 DOI: 10.21437/GLU.2017-3

Cite as: Antanas, L., Davis, J., De Raedt, L., Loutfi, A., Persson, A., Saffiotti, A., Yuret, D., Can, O.A., Unal, E., Zuidberg Dos Martires, P. (2017) Relational Symbol Grounding through Affordance Learning: An Overview of the ReGround Project. Proc. GLU 2017 International Workshop on Grounding Language Understanding, 13-17, DOI: 10.21437/GLU.2017-3.


@inproceedings{Antanas2017,
  author={Laura Antanas and Jesse Davis and Luc {De Raedt} and Amy Loutfi and Andreas Persson and Alessandro Saffiotti and Deniz Yuret and Ozan Arkan Can and Emre Unal and Pedro {Zuidberg Dos Martires}},
  title={Relational Symbol Grounding through Affordance Learning: An Overview of the ReGround Project},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. GLU 2017 International Workshop on Grounding Language Understanding},
  pages={13--17},
  doi={10.21437/GLU.2017-3},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/GLU.2017-3}
}