So, Where’s My Robot?

Thoughts on Social Machine Learning

A little help please…

Something light for Friday….
This little cartoon, reminds me of a study that the People and Robots lab at CMU did a while back. One of the things they found was that its limitations was one of the endearing qualities of the Roomba, people liked that it needed their help and assistance. I don’t think this means we should make robots that don’t work on purpose, people would presumably prefer a robot that works as advertised. But it does say something about how a robot can take advantage of the human in the loop, and argues for taking this into accout during the design process. (Thanks SB.)

May 4th, 2007 Posted by | Fun | no comments