Actuation, Perception and Cognition for Intelligent Robots
H. Jin Kim, Seoul National University
Many robots have been mostly deployed to perform jobs that are dangerous or boring to people. Today the field of robotics is rapidly expanding to create robots that can not only do the repetitive tasks well but also support, entertain, can interact with people in every- day life. For such robots, intelligence will be the key issue – intelligently moving around, sensing the surroundings, understanding the context, adaptively reacting to the situation, and learning to improve from interactions like other biological creatures do.
In this introductory talk, I will briefly review recent developments in robotics in terms of actuation mechanism, sensing technology, and reasoning and learning capabilities. Challenges in these aspects will also be discussed, in connection with the subsequent presen- tations by Professor Andrea L. Thomatz and Professor Kyujin Cho.