Monday, June 8, 2009

Predictive Powers: A Robot That Reads Your Intention?

Joint toy-making activity between robot and man. (Credit: Copyright JAST)

From Science Daily:

ScienceDaily (June 10, 2009) — European researchers in robotics, psychology and cognitive sciences have developed a robot that can predict the intentions of its human partner. This ability to anticipate (or question) actions could make human-robot interactions more natural.

The walking, talking, thinking robots of science fiction are far removed from the automated machines of today. Even today's most intelligent robots are little more than slaves – programmed to do our bidding.

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