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Humanoid Robots: A New Kind of Tool
July/August 2000 (vol. 15 no. 4)
pp. 25-31
In 1993, we began a humanoid robotics project aimed at constructing a robot for use in exploring theories of human intelligence. In this article, we describe three aspects of our research methodology that distinguish our work from other humanoid projects. First, our humanoid robots are designed to act autonomously and safely in natural workspaces with people. Second, our robots are designed to interact socially with people by exploiting natural human social cues. Third, we believe that robotics offers a unique tool for testing models of human intelligence drawn from developmental psychology and cognitive science.
Index Terms:
humanoid, robotics, autonomous, embodied, social, attention, imitation.
Citation:
Bryan Adams, Cynthia Breazeal, Rodney A. Brooks, Brian Scassellati, "Humanoid Robots: A New Kind of Tool," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 25-31, July-Aug. 2000, doi:10.1109/5254.867909
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