Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul"
Guy Hoffman - Roboticist
Can robots and humans interact the way that human beings interact with each other? Guy Hoffman researches embodied cognition and intelligence in robots. Full bio
in Harlem with roommates.
about building violations in New York,
to show how bad things are.
of pencil animation.
one of our teachers told us.
a director, you're an actor."
right motion for a character,
between humans and robots.
I learned in animation school,
it and doesn't really interfere.
violent and confrontational.
just the motion is different.
Well, you want to know something?
building block of this whole structure
we found our own rhythm.
name was the second name on the list --
that they want to express.
to plan every muscle in your body.
to find the right movement.
as I was reading about this trend
and use our bodies to move.
embodied artificial intelligence,
as closely as possible,
to use the robotic desk lamp,
of brains for the same robot.
everything it has to know.
friends and high-fived mentally."
to do and nothing more.
had higher expectations
thought robots should be doing.
embodied way of behaving.
at Georgia Tech in Atlanta,
human-robot improvisation --
human-robot improvisation --
and artificial intelligence.
nobody is stopping it for a moment.
things, this time with music,
when I was 17 taught me.
from this performance.
by what the robot came up with.
a robot musician on stage,
from a bar in Atlanta,
tools and tried to figure out
musician would move like.
what the other person is playing --
to build this robot, which was nice.
same kind of performance,
that the robot knows what it's doing.
that doesn't touch the instrument
so obviously some rapper
your own head when it does it.
is really focused on his iPhone,
the periphery of his vision --
it's very powerful.
or their smartphone too much,
of surprising that we found:
about the robot being so intelligent,
things that I spent years on developing.
enjoying the music. (Laughter)
robot was moving to the music,
lamp; it was a speaker dock.
plug your smartphone in.
just play the music for you,
secret we roboticists are hiding --
going to be living with a robot
going to be a robot in your life.
take chances and improvise.
anticipate what you're about to do.
that are a little less than perfect
About the speaker:Guy Hoffman - Roboticist
Can robots and humans interact the way that human beings interact with each other? Guy Hoffman researches embodied cognition and intelligence in robots.
Why you should listen
As co-director of the IDC Media Invention Lab, Guy Hoffman researches robots with soul. He explores the humanity of robots -- how they think, feel, act, and move, as they interact with humans. He and his team staged the world’s first human-robot theater piece, as well as the first human-robot jazz duet, improv and all.
Hoffman’s work has been named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year, and in 2010 and 2012, he was listed as one of Israel’s most promising researchers under 40.
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