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


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


If HAL was Alexa

What if Alexa could do more?

Amazon picks Carnegie Mellon Team To Compete in Alexa Challenge.

Robot skiing


Who is laughing now?



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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