Manuela Veloso offers an overview of the CoBot mobile service robots and their symbiotic autonomy, which enables the robots to ask for help to overcome their perceptual, cognitive, and actuation limitations. Manuela then introduces the challenges of a broad human-AI interaction and explores human-AI collaboration, particularly in terms of robots learning from human sources and robot explanation generation to respond to language-based requests about their autonomous experience. Manuela concludes with a further discussion of general human-AI interaction and the opportunities for transparency and trust building of AI systems.
Manuela M. Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is the head of the Machine Learning Department. Manuela’s research, undertaken with her students, focuses on artificial intelligence, particularly for a variety of autonomous robots, including mobile service robots and soccer robots. She is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, and AAAI and the author of numerous publications.
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