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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2006 vol. 21)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 74-85
Silvia Coradeschi , Orebro University
Hiroshi Ishiguro , Osaka University
Minoru Asada , JST Erato Asada Synergistic Intelligence Project and Osaka University
Stuart C. Shapiro , State University of New York at Buffalo
Michael Thielscher , Dresden University of Technology
Cynthia Breazeal , MIT Media Lab
Maja J. Mataric , University of Southern California
Hiroshi Ishida , Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Future robots will work in hospitals, elderly care centers, schools, and homes. Similarity with humans can facilitate interaction with a variety of users who don't have robotics expertise, so it make sense to take inspiration from humans when developing robots. However, humanlike appearance can also be deceiving, convincing users that robots can understand and do much more than they actually can. Developing a humanlike appearance must go hand in hand with increasing robots' cognitive, social, and perceptive capabilities. This installment of Trends & Controversies explores different aspects of human-inspired robots.
robotics, cognitive simulation, natural language processing

M. J. Mataric et al., "Human-Inspired Robots," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 21, no. , pp. 74-85, 2006.
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