Adaptive, responsive strategies let humans think they’re in charge when working on mundane tasks with robots.
Researchers have developed a robot that can help clean the kitchen.
In a paper presented at Robotics Science and Systems in Rome in July, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison describe how they taught a Kinova Mico robot arm to help people do the dishes. The key, apparently, is slowing down and letting human team members take charge. “We want robots to follow our lead, or at least plan their actions with an awareness of ours,” says Bilge Mutlu, associate professor of computer science, psychology, and industrial engineering and an author of the paper.
It’s all about collaboration.
Read the full article on MIT Technology Review.