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simulation - human-robot interaction

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  • oric_dan
    Thought I would pass this along: ============= http://www.listbox.com/member/archive/303/2010/05/ sort/time_rev/page/1/entry/16:108/ From: Heiman, Thomas J.
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2010
      Thought I would pass this along:
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      http://www.listbox.com/member/archive/303/2010/05/\
      sort/time_rev/page/1/entry/16:108/

      From: "Heiman, Thomas J." <theiman@...>
      To: "agi@..." <agi@...>
      Subject: RE: [agi] The case for uber-intelligent mega-computers...
      Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 06:20:20 -0400

      Ben,

      You may find this interestng/useful: http://www.sociointelligenesis.org/SIGVerse/index.php?SIGVerse%28English%29 ..There is more about it below..

      Sincerely,

      tom

      SIGVerse simulates cooperation between humans and robots in virtual space (from http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/05/04/sigverse-simulates-cooperation-between-humans-and-robots-in-virtual-space/)

      by Serkan Toto on May 4, 2010

      Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) has developed SIGVerse, a piece of software that makes it possible to simulate how human beings and "intelligent" robots cooperate in a virtual space. The goal is to assess how robots can be "trained" to better work together with humans one day – without actually having to build robot prototypes in real life.

      SIGVerse is supposedly the first software of its kind. The current version of the simulator system enables a virtual robot and a human being to work on simple tasks, such as baking a savory pancake, together. SIGVerse is supposed to make it easier to study how that robot converses with the human or how it behaves, while a real person can assume the role of the avatar.

      For example, a virtual robot that doesn't talk when being asked a question during the simulation can hardly be called cooperative and thus would need to be reprogrammed (in C++). SIGVerse can also be used to determine non-verbal communication skills, for example by examining how a robot turns its look when interacting with a human.

      The NII plans to make SIGVerse available for everybody to use for free soon (it's completely open-source).
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