Robots that learn


Reading Assignment : 

Schaal, S. (1999). Is imitation learning the route to humanoid robots? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3(6), 233-242.


Three questions: (pick one and answer it in a one-page essay that you will hand in

to the TA Sheng Shi on the monday following this lecture, at noon, in class):

Please be sure to include your 2-digit class ID # on your essay.
1: Why is robot learning a hard problem?

2: What new lines of research do people pursue in order to create
   more intelligent robots?

3: What are the technical differences between classical industrial
   robots and the new wave of humanoid and toy robots?


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