Ben: How many robots does it take to screw in a light bulb?
John: No clue.
Ben: Three! One to hold the bulb, and two to turn the ladder!
Any robot reasoning or learning approach that doesn't try to improve task strategies will only perfect the execution of bad ways of doing things.
A recent NSF proposal.
plan of what I expect to find working
with the Keva kit "Contraptions".
A new NSF proposal focusing on the vision and language part of this project.
Swing leg retraction helps biped walking stability, M. Wisse, C. G. Atkeson, and D. K. Kloimwieder, 5th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 295-300, Humanoids 2005.
"Open Loop Stable Control Strategies for Robot Juggling",
Schaal, S. and C. G. Atkeson,
In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation,
Vol.3, pp.913-918, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993.
A look at humans doing the task: "One-handed Juggling: Dynamical Approaches to a Rhythmic Movement Task", Schaal, S., D. Sternad and C. G. Atkeson, Journal of Motor Behavior, 28(2):165-183, 1996.