Robotics is rapidly revolutionizing nearly every aspect of modern life, from manufacturing and transportation to healthcare and retail. But how do we create robots and autonomous systems that can interact seamlessly with humans and safely navigate an ever-changing, uncertain world? We recently sat down to discuss this challenge with Professors Marco Pavone, Jeannette Bohg, and Dorsa Sadigh.
The wide ranging conversation covers topics such as:
- The challenges of human-robot interactions
- The future of autonomous vehicles
- Applying machine learning in robotics
- Why it’s so difficult to integrate data from multiple sensors
About the Speakers
Jeannette Bohg is Assistant Professor of Computer Science, and the group leader of the Stanford Interactive Perception and Robot Learning Lab, part of the Stanford AI Lab. Dr. Bohg’s research focuses on perception for autonomous robotic manipulation and grasping.
Marco Pavone is Associate Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, and the Information Systems Laboratory. He is also the director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory. Dr. Pavone’s areas of expertise include the fields of controls and robotics.
Dorsa Sadigh is Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department and Electrical Engineering Department. She is part of the Stanford Intelligent and Interactive Autonomous Systems Group (ILIAD). Dr. Sadigh’s work focuses on the design of algorithms for autonomous systems that safely and reliably interact with people.