Interacting with a smart environment involves agreeing on what to do when, based on a joint understanding of where things and people are or where they should be. Face-to-face interaction between humans, or between humans and robots, implies clearly identifiable perspectives on the environment that can be used to establish such a joint understanding. A smart environment, in contrast, is ubiquitous and thus perspective-independent. This paper reviews the implications of this situation in terms of the challenges for establishing joint spatial reference between humans and smart systems, and presents a somewhat unconventional solution as an opportunity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages17
JournalKI - Künstliche Intelligenz
Early online date24 May 2017
StateE-pub ahead of print - 24 May 2017

    Research areas

  • Perspective, Communication, Spatial reference, Common Ground

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