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November/December 2009 (vol. 24 no. 6)
pp. 90-93

"Where's My Personal Robot" tracks recent developments in personal robots. The market for toy robots has suffered in the recession, but applications in medicine, security, maintenance, and telepresence may provide a route to consumer acceptance. "Wherever You Go, There You Are" focuses on location-based services for mobile computing. "xplain Yourself!" describes a user interface being developed that acts as a liaison between computer users and their applications, providing a way for users to teach their applications what they really want.

Index Terms:
In the News, robotics, personal robots, location-based services, passive personalization, user interfaces, learning algorithms
Citation:
Mark Ingebretsen, "Where's My Personal Robot?," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 90-93, Nov.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.118
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