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Robots and the return to collaborative intelligence

Ken Goldberg reflects on how four exciting sub-fields of robotics — co-robotics, human–robot interaction, deep learning and cloud robotics — accelerate a renewed trend toward robots working safely and constructively with humans.

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I’m grateful to the many colleagues and students I’ve learned from over the years and to those who provided specific feedback on this essay, including A. Bicchi, D. Halperin, D. Seita and R. D’Andrea.

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Goldberg, K. Robots and the return to collaborative intelligence. Nat Mach Intell 1, 2–4 (2019).

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