Designing Robots for Human Interaction
Prof. Bruce Maxwell
Colby College
January 15, 2008
NWSE 222
Most robots in use today don't have to interact with people to do their jobs. Robots of the future, however, will be doing things that require interaction with humans in human environments. What capabilities do they need? How should the robots act around humans? How can the robots communicate their intentions effectively? How can the robots get people to react appropriately? This talk will examine these problems and look at some social robots we've built over the past ten years and how they've solved them.
This talk had to be canceled due to bad weather.