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Fall 2014 GRASP Seminar – Sonia Chernova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, “Crowds and Robots: Towards Robots that Learn from Everyday People”

October 24, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Abstract: Recent innovations in crowd computing, crowdsourcing and remote access
technologies have altered the way in which many traditional artificial
intelligence and robotics studies are designed, conducted and
evaluated.  Research on shared autonomy, human-robot interaction and
robot learning has particularly benefited from the greater access to
data and users that such techniques enable, leading to new data-driven
techniques and more extensive evaluations.  In this talk, I will present
ongoing projects aimed at enabling robots to learn from everyday
people, examining how access to thousands of potential robot users can
be leveraged to overcome several challenges common in robotics research. 


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Sonia Chernova is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and
Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the director
of the Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning (RAIL) lab. She earned
B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon
University in 2003 and 2009, and was a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT
Media Lab prior to joining WPI. Her research is focused on interactive
machine learning, adjustable autonomy, crowdsourcing and human-robot
interaction. This work is supported in part by NSF CAREER, NRI and ONR
YIP awards.


October 24, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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