As robots become commonplace in a variety of domains including caregiving, autonomous vehicles, and the military, there has been growing interest in the development of intelligent robots with cognitive abilities such that robots can co-exist with humans in shared environments, learning to improve themselves over time through continuous on- and off-line training, exploration, and interactions with humans and/or environments.
To work towards the vision, we made robot Andy intelligent by enabling it to understand the speech commands for doing simple table top manipulation tasks. The project uses Alexa (Amazon Echo) for speech recognition.
Collaborators: William Seto, Bikramjot Hanzra, Shiyu Dong, Tae-Hyung Kim
Mentors: Jeah Oh (NREC), Katharina Muelling(NREC)