Issue No. 03 - July-September (2006 vol. 5)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2006.63
Charles C. Kemp , MIT
As robots get increasingly sophisticated, we'll ask them to help us with our daily lives in increasingly complicated ways. We'll expect them to work closely with us and the objects in our environments. To do so, they'll need to perceive our world and understand us well enough to perform the tasks we desire. Achieving this level of sophistication presents challenging research problems for roboticists. Wearables provide a way for computers to share our experiences. Instead of using a robotic body to explore our world, a computer can ride along with us. Through wearables, computers can observe the world and our activities from a privileged, first-person perspective that's analogous to the perspective they would have from a robotic body. So, roboticists can use wearables as a development platform for the sophisticated robots of the future.
robotics, wearable, humanoid robot
C. C. Kemp, "Wearables and Robots: A Shared View," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 16-20, 2006.