Big Questions - with Oxford Sparks
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Some of the brightest minds behind Oxford science discuss their latest research. The series starts with ‘Origins’, tackling topics from human life to the Universe. Join us in each podcast as we explore a different area of science.Read more »
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How do you teach a robot social cues?
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As robots are increasingly deployed in settings requiring social interaction we asked the Big Question: How do you teach a robot social cues? To find out we visited Shimon Whiteson, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science Robots already perform many traditionally human tasks, from vacuuming to surgery—and they could soon help care for the sick and elderly. But until they can convincingly mimic emotions, their caretaker value will be severely limited. In an effort to create “friendlier” machines, researchers are developing robotic helpers that can better read and react to social signals.
In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast we visited Shimon Whiteson, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at The University of Oxford to ask: How do you teach a robot social cues?Read more »
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You get the chance to listen to informative and engaging interviews with researchers at Oxford, and the show is well put together!
Date published: 2017-03-25