Beyond Robots as Tools to Robots as Partners

Cynthia Breazeal

Many new applications for autonomous robots in the human environment require them to help people as capable assistants or to work alongside people as cooperative members of human-robot teams. The work reported in this talk is part of an ongoing effort to develop humanoid robots that can work shoulder-to-shoulder with human teammates---anticipating the human’s needs and coordinating its actions with those of the human to accomplish a joint task.


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