I was delighted to be part of the panel for 'From Robots to AI: Can You Build a Human?' at the Barbican Centre in London a couple of weeks ago. Chaired by Timandra Harkness, along with … Continue Reading ››
Today I spent a couple of hours in hackathon mode with fellow members of the AmonI (Artificial Models of Natural Intelligence) research group at Bath . We decided it was time to bring the AmonI web pages up to date, so that the web site properly reflects our previous and current … Continue Reading ››
I've not posted anything here for a while now, so here is a quick update. I passed my PhD Viva in May, completed 9 hours of minor corrections, and will graduate in July. My PhD Dissertation - Using Other Minds: Transparency as a Fundamental Design Consideration for Artificial Intelligent Systems - will shortly be available on … Continue Reading ››
This page has been created for the AISB Tutorial/Hackathon event, part of AISB2017 at the University of Bath, but may be used by anyone wanting to get practical hands-on experience with reactive planning for robot control.
This week I am primarily focused on preparing my talk for the TEDx event in Frome on 28th January. I am giving a talk about how humans interact with robots, and why it is important that we design our robots to be understandable and transparent, rather than mysterious and deceptive.
However, as I started … Continue Reading ››
Over the last year or so, one of my main research interests has been machine transparency. We've been using the R5 Robot in various 'robot encounter' experiments, both online using video recordings and in a live environment. We've shown that people do not naturally form good mental models of robots on first encounter. They … Continue Reading ››
Last week I spent two days with 24 other 'early career' academics in a hotel in Swansea, South Wales. We each presented our research, learnt how to interact with the press, commercialise research, work with industry partners and make up lightening sketches. The event was the first of … Continue Reading ››