ADAPTIVE HUMAN–ROBOT INTERACTION

Ask this robot for a helping hand

To be useful in a variety of daily tasks, robots must be able to interact physically with humans and infer how to be most helpful. A new theory for interactive robot control allows a robot to learn when to assist or challenge a human during reaching movements.

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Fig. 1: Game theory controllers allow robots to physically interact with humans in a variety of ways.

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Drnach, L., Ting, L.H. Ask this robot for a helping hand. Nat Mach Intell 1, 8–9 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-018-0013-0

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