Teaching Robots to Move Like Humans

Researchers at the Georgia Tech found that when robots move in a more human-like fashion - with one movement leading into the next - people can not only better recognize what the robot is doing, but they can also better mimic it themselves. Andrea Thomaz, assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, and Ph.D. student Michael Gielniak discuss their latest study, which was presented at the Human-Robot Interaction conference in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 7, 2011.