Self Learning Robot
Stanford University is developing a robot that can learn how to be socially aware and move through pedestrian environments by observing behaviours.
Speaking to media, Stanford University’s Alexandre Alahi explained that unlike self driving cars which follow well-defined rules, crowds of people have unwritten rules, interacting with each other based on social convention and etiquette.
“Every country, every culture has its own behaviour and that is why we decided to invent an algorithm which can learn on the fly,” Mr Alahi explained.
The idea is to create an algorithm which can be adopted by any robot to learn the social conversations of the place it is in at the time.
Source – BBC