Robotics

How game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

Researchers at the University of Sussex, Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.

Robotics

A conceptual framework for modeling human-robot trust

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University, MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology have recently developed a conceptual framework to model the human-robot trust phenomenon. Their framework, outlined in a paper published ...

Computer Sciences

How to build a computer with free will

Do you have free will? Can you make your own decisions? Or are you more like an automaton, just moving as required by your constituent parts? Probably, like most people, you feel you have something called free will. Your ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Will artificial intelligence become conscious?

Forget about today's modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware ...

Computer Sciences

Do gamers behave the way game theory predicts they should?

When faced with a decision, people have varying ways of analyzing the choices. Give many people the same information, and they'll all think about the situation differently, and often will choose slightly different options. ...

Computer Sciences

Why do some neighborhoods improve more than others?

(Tech Xplore)—Researchers have put classical theories of urban change to the test with help from Google Street View and computer vision algorithms. By comparing photos of the same locations from 2007 and 2014, they identified ...

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