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Benchmarking robots in smart cities

In order for robots to become integrated into society, we need to be able to prove that robots do their jobs reliably. Robot benchmarking competitions in smart cities offer a glimpse into our future.

By Matthew Studley, Valentina Presutti, Daniele Nardi, Sarah Carter, April 2022

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AI and essential labor

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, "essential work" became a calling card for the labor that kept the country running. But the activity of essential workers often occurs out of sight. For example, the products of waste workers are everywhere---clean floors, sanitized tables, objects made from recycled plastics---though workers themselves are often behind the scenes.

By Franchesca Spektor, Estefania Rodriguez, Samantha Shorey, Sarah Fox, January 2022

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Robot, all too human

Robot, all too human

Advanced robotics and artificial intelligence systems present a new challenge to human identity.

By Joanna J. Bryson, April 2019

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Computer scientists in action: Lining Yao, fabrication

Blooming in adversity

DEPARTMENT: Back

Blooming in adversity

By Asmaa Rabie, April 2017

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The virtual human interaction lab<br />Stanford, California

DEPARTMENT: Labz

The virtual human interaction lab
Stanford, California

By Andrea Stevenson Won, November 2015

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Did I take my meds today?

SECTION: Features

Did I take my meds today?

People tend to believe they are more aware of their own health behaviors than they really are. In this article, we present technologies that employ ubiquitous home sensing to support awareness of healthy habits.

By Matthew L. Lee, December 2014

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Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Technology Laboratory (AIART lab)

Robotics

By Randolph Chung, Lynellen D. S. Perry, April 1998

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Mars rover

By Sharon Lauback, April 1998

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RoboCup

By Hiroaki Kitano, Minoru Asada, Itsuki Noda, Hitoshi Matsubara, April 1998

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CMUnited

Robotic soccer is a challenging research domain involving multiple agents that need to collaborate in an adversarial environment to achieve specific objectives. This article describes CMUnited, the team of small robotic agents that we developed to enter the RoboCup-97 competition. We designed and built the robotic agents, devised the appropriate vision algorithm, and developed and implemented algorithms for strategic collaboration between the robots in an uncertain and dynamic environment. The robots can organize themselves in formations, hold specific roles, and pursue their goals. In game situations, they have demonstrated their collaborative behaviors on multiple occasions. The robots can also switch roles to maximize the overall performance of the team. We present an overview of the vision processing algorithm which successfully tracks multiple moving objects and predicts trajectories. The paper then focuses on the agents' behaviors ranging from low-level individual behaviors to coordinated, strategic team behaviors. CMUnited won the RoboCup-97 small-robot competition at IJCAI-97 in Nagoya, Japan.

By Manuela Veloso, Peter Stone, Kwun Han, Sorin Achim, April 1998

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