How Can Robots Get Our Attention? Video

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How Can Robots Get Our Attention? Video

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short.

Aaron Bobick, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, discusses why it's important for robots to understand social convention, if they are going to successfully interact with humans.

The research was performed using the robot Simon, from the Socially Intelligent Machines lab directed by Assistant Professor Andrea Thomaz in the College of Computing.

Video: Rob Felt, David Terraso/Georgia Tech
Photos: Rob Felt/Georgia Tech

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Aaron Bobick, Andrea Thomaz, College of Computing, Georgia Tech, GVU Center, RIM@GT, robot, School of Interactive Computing, simon
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  • Created By: David Terraso
  • Created On: Mar 8, 2011 - 5:05am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:58pm