Robots that learn
Reading Assignment :
Schaal, S. (1999). Is imitation learning the route to humanoid robots? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3(6), 233-242. http://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/schaal-TICS99/
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?