HAI Weekly Seminar with Monroe Kennedy III
Considerations for Collaborative Robots
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.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University