Abstract: We present a demonstration of the interactive task learning agent Rosie, where it learns the task of patrolling a simulated barracks environment through situated natural language instruction. In doing so, it builds a sizable task hierarchy composed of both innate and learned tasks, tasks formulated as achieving a goal or following a procedure, tasks with conditional branches and loops, and involving communicative and mental actions. Rosie is implemented in the Soar cognitive architecture, and represents tasks using a declarative task network which it compiles into procedural rules through chunking. This is key to allowing it to learn from a single training episode and generalize quickly.
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