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How do we move robots into a human centric environment?

18 May, 2015

“How do we move robots out of the traditional industrial settings that are designed completely on the robots terms, into more human centric settings, that are designed on human terms? This combination of human environment and robots is where I find the most interesting challenges in robotics today.” Christian Smith

Christian Smith, guest in Crosstalks on Artificial Intelligence is assistant professor in Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is specialized in domestic robotics in general and human-robot interaction in particular. Christian Smiths research interests are robot design, dual arm manipulation, mobile manipulation, control, human-robot interaction, teleoperation and user interfaces.

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