Walkie-talkie MIKE: Automatic generator of real-time commentary for rescue simulator

Hitoshi Matsubara, Kumiko Tanaka, Ian Frank, Satoshi Tadokoro

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We address the problem of information flow in disaster relief scenarios by presenting an architecture for generating natural language dialogue between large numbers of agents. This architecture is the first step towards real-time support systems for relief workers and their controllers. Our work demonstrates how natural generation techniques from the MIKE commentary system for RoboCup soccer can be carried over to that of RoboCup Rescue. Thanks to this background, the initial product of our research is a system that explains a RoboCup Rescue simulation not to the agents in the domain themselves but to a watching audience. This "commentary" is produced by recreating the actual dialogues most likely be occurring in the domain: walkie-talkie-conversations. Copyright (c) 2002 JSAI (The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Commentary Genaration
  • Real-time
  • Rescue Immigration
  • Robocup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence


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