Knowledge Media Institute

This page is about my work as Research Assistant in Knowledge Media Institute (part of the Open University).


Following some of the topics first met in my Master’s Thesis, I keep working on the conversational domain.

The main goal is to enable a voice interface on the robots in order to be able to receive commands and perform some actions.

The main challenges are related to:

  • find and use a relevant dataset to train the NLU module
  • perform the grounding of the objects mentioned
  • analyze the feasibility of the actions required with respect to the abilities of the considered robot
  • start the actions or suggest a simpler one in case the robot cannot perform the desired one

The work involves dealing with different datasets (HuRIC, FrameNet) and analyzing how a Deep Learning model can be interpreted (in terms of looking where the attention of the neural network is captured).