Knowledge Engineering for Autonomous Agents
HanS is the Health and Safety Robot Inspector in KMi , who is aware of our health and safety guidelines and is able to navigate the lab, checking that these are enforced. In this video, HanS is navigating KMi searching for a set of relevant everyday objects. HanS' ability to spot the presence of relevant objects in a noisy, real-world environment is a crucial pre-requisite for autonomous sense-making. For instance, by learning to recognise that a pile of paper is sitting right next to an electrical appliance, and by combining this evidence with additional background knowledge about these objects (e.g., "paper is flammable" and "electric appliance is a potential ignition source"), HanS is then able to identify a potential fire hazard.