Researchers seek to create self-assessing robots
University researchers are working to impart robots and other autonomous systems with the ability of self-assessment. Robots now are ill-equipped to predict how well they can perform a task, or to sense if a task is going well, or even to know whether they did a good job once a task is completed, said Aaron Steinfeld, associate research professor.
People use a number of tactics to judge whether or how well they can do something, whether it is throwing a baseball, turning a valve or drilling a hole in a wall. As robots become increasingly autonomous, they will need this ability, as well, Steinfeld added (Press Release Carnegie Mellon University, 15 May 2018).
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