CNR 2012: Exhibition: Toward Intelligent Humanoids (CHE)
The video is aiming to highlighting our work on the technologies, architectures and algorithms required to give an iCub robot more human-like abilities. This includes the ability to reason about and manipulate its local environment, and in the process, to acquire new skills that can be applied to future problems. The work presented was developed during the European IM-CLeVeR project.
The iCub robot is an open-source humanoid platform developed during the RobotCub project and now mainly developed by the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). More than 20 laboratories worldwide are using the iCub platform in research areas such as human-robot interaction, computer reasoning, motion planning and "socially aware robotics".
In the video, we try to describe motivations, challenges and successes during this project, in such diverse fields as computer vision, motion planning, "reflex" behaviours and reinforcement learning. The video was shot and produced by Tomás Donoso who spent a month in our lab this summer and hopefully learned a few things about robots. We surely learnt a lot about making movies...
With this video we hope to provide the public with some factual information about the state of the art in humanoid robotics, in contrast to the Hollywood version of the story. Moreover, by voicing our support for the iCub humanoid robot as a research platform, we hope to generate some interest in open source robotics among young researchers in Computer Science and Engineering.
We hope you find "Toward Intelligent Humanoids" entertaining and informative, and we invite you to share it with your friends!
[image source: Tomás Donoso, IDSEA]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
Tomás Donoso is the Director of the Short documentary "Toward Intelligent Humanoids".
A trailer of the Short documentary by Tomás Donoso will be shown during the Cafe Neu Romance festival (27.-29. of November 2012) at the Galerie NTK.