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HAI Weekly Seminar with Monroe Kennedy III

Considerations for Collaborative Robots

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Over the past few decades, robots have become more capable of physically performing complex tasks. Robotics has evolved from simply the accuracy and repeatability of automation in manufacturing, to the ability to operate in unstructured environments with autonomy, to the capability to coordinate with other robots with swarm technology, and now to work alongside human teammates as collaborators and assistants. This latest horizon of effective collaboration requires all the tools developed in robotics, in particular, machine learning (AI) in order to model and anticipate a human teammate. In this talk, we will discuss what makes an effective robotic assistant, and considerations for modeling, anticipating, and collaborating with a human teammate.  



Monroe Kennedy III

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University

Monroe Kennedy III is an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University. He directs the Assistive Robotics and Manipulation Laboratory (ARMLab) which develops collaborative robots. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and a Master ...