UMBC ACM techTalk: Oates on What can a Humanoid Robot Learn?
Abstract: Robots and AI have a long history together, both in the popular culture and in research. In this talk I will review some of my past work at the juncture of robotics, AI, and machine learning, as well as ongoing work with collaborators at UMCP along the same lines. With those collaborators, I wrote a proposal to buy a few humanoid robots that was funded, so I'll next describe the robots that we've bought. Finally, I'd like to have an open discussion about my ideas for research using these robots, and ideas that those in the audience might have as well. My goal is to get as many people as is practical involved with the robots, which are relatively expensive and thus not a common resource. If you're coming to the talk, spend a few minutes beforehand thinking about what you would do if you had access to a humanoid robot for research purposes.