David R. Traum and Pierre Dillenbourg
David.Traum@tecfa.unige.ch and firstname.lastname@example.org
Université de Genève
9, Route De Drize, BAT D
CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland
We explore grounding and the sub-phenomena of miscommunication and repair from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. From a theoretical perspective, we classify several types of miscommunication, as action or perception failure, and part of a more general case of non-alignment of the mental states of agents. From an empirical perspective, we present a preliminary analysis of examples of miscommunication in multi-modal collaboration. These points of view converge towards a predictive model of grounding, which considers costs and benefits of performing grounding acts (including repairs of miscommunication).