16-264: Humanoids
Spring 2018
Instructors: Chris Atkeson, cga at cmu
and Mike Taylor, mtaylor dot ri at gmail dot com
Time: MW 3-4:20PM Place: NSH 3002 Units: 12


Notices:

Rendering Material Properties through Touch

Friday, April 6, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1305 Newell Simon Hall.


Articles of Interest


Jing Boran & Wuba (Animated wax figure).

Winner of DARPA Robot Competition Partners with Weapons Company, AI Researchers Call For Boycott

‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

Robot brings autonomously beer from the fridge NVIDIA Jetson Challenge - YouTube

DIY Text-to-Speech with Raspberry Pi | Hackaday

AI can beat us at games, but sometimes, thats by cheating - MIT Technology Review

A computer was trained to play Qbert and immediately broke the game in a way no human ever has

Learning by playing | DeepMind

Substitute chatbots

Automatic translation

Sophia

If HAL was Alexa

What if Alexa could do more?

Amazon picks Carnegie Mellon Team To Compete in Alexa Challenge.

Robot skiing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-mwXX0Tn2Y

Who is laughing now?

Spot

Loomo

Google and Nest reunite in push to add AI to every gadget

Disney has begun populating its parks with autonomous, personality-driven robots | TechCrunch

Building a Robotic Colleague With Personality

NYT: Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if Youre a White Guy

Why being cute improves a robots functions


Surrogates Human Uber Arrested development


NYT: Rise of the social media fembot




2018: Experimenting with course format.


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