The status of research into intention recognition

Luyao Wang, Chunlin Li, Jinglong Wu

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In recent years, service robots have been widely used in many fields, especially for assisting the elderly and disabled. For example, the medical care of patients with Alzheimer's disease has become a worldwide problem. Existing service robots with some intelligence quotient can perform actions that are programmed by a human. However, the robot cannot understand human intentions or communicate with people naturally. Understanding the intent of the service object could allow the robot to provide better service. Therefore, the most critical component of humancomputer interactions is intention recognition. There are currently many methods by which intention recognition can be achieved, such as EMG, EOG and EEG. In addition, emotion is one of the important factors during intention recognition, and this has been a breakthrough notion. This chapter summarizes the current status of research into intention recognition and gives a brief description of the relationship between emotion and intention. We hope to provide more ideas for optimizing human-computer interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients through Progressive Detection, Treatment, and Care
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781522509264
ISBN (Print)1522509259, 9781522509257
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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