We launched a new series of in-person interdisciplinary networking events involving students. About 11 to 18 people show up every week. I am working with some students I know from this event whom I would not meet otherwise.
Robotics Through Science Fiction
I found this very interesting website about Robotics Through Science fiction by Robin Murphy: https://www.roboticsthroughsciencefiction.com/
I have watched most of the movies before and spotted a few new ones to put on my watch list.
Here is the main website:
Our entry 1:
Our entry 2:
Our entry 3:
DARPA ASIST Website is launched
It is launched today, 5/27/2022.
Here is the link: https://artificialsocialintelligence.org/
Here is the link to the report:
November 5, 2021 AAAI Fall Symposium Computational Theory of Mind for Human-Machine Teams
Here is the conference website:
Here is a short report of the in-person meeting on the HART TG website:
Here is the flyer.
Register in advance for this meeting:
Here is the flyer.
Here is the link to register:
Here is the link to the flier.
Boston Dynamics 2020 dance video
Boston Dynamics posted a video of four robots doing a choreographed dance to the song Do you love me. The robots can control their balance, walking, jumping, and accuracy of every movement so well. Their dancing moves match the music perfectly. The video started with one robot and amazed me even more when additional ones entered the view. I really think the engineers are artists too.
The DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge seeks to better equip warfighters and first responders to explore uncharted underground environments that are too dangerous, dark, or deep to risk human lives. In both virtual and physical system competitions, participants deploy autonomous systems to map, navigate and search various subterranean domains.
View more information at www.subtchallenge.com.
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For more information about Daniel can be found here. I will post the talk recording when it becomes available.
[CHART Speaker Searies] Where They Come From: Theses on Robots and the Cultural Imaginary
I will post the talk recording when it becomes available.
HART TG website is up...
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) established a Human-AI-Robot Teaming Technical Group this year. The HART TG strives to organize human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) researchers’ efforts in the state-of-art of Human–AI–Robot Teaming research and applications, collectively address the critical theoretical and practical challenges, and provide interdisciplinary solutions that enhance human factors research with advanced technology testbeds and analytics techniques. The HART TG also aims to use the strength of HF/E community to help AI/robotics researchers to advance their research development. We welcome you to submit HART related papers, panel proposals, outreach activities, collaborative research projects, joint workshops at HFES or collaborate on other AI/Robotics conferences you have been attending. For more information, please visit the website : http://hfes-hart.weebly.com/
AbstractAs artificial intelligence and robots increase in popularity, human emotional attachment to technologies has become a salient research topic. However, many studies face the challenges of lacking a clear definition of emotional attachment that is overarching to cover emotional attachment to different entities and of differentiating these types of attachment phenomena. After reviewing the classic and contemporary research on human emotional attachment to people, pets, and possessions, we propose a novel, generalized definition and model of attachment across a person’s lifespan that describes the mechanism of human emotional attachment. Our literature review revealed two distinct but overlapping broad categories of research on human attachment: human–human attachments and human–nonhuman attachments. Our model integrates psychological principles and mechanisms from both classic infant–mother attachment theory and contemporary consumer behaviour research on emotional attachment to nonhuman objects. Emphasis is placed on the central role of the self-concept in all forms of human emotional attachments. We define human emotional attachment as a psychological phenomenon characterized by (a) perceiving the attributes of the attachment object as congruent with the self (supporting the self-concept and self-worth), (b) eliciting emotional reactions, and (c) evoking attachment behaviours. More specifically, the new model may lead to a series of new research on human emotional attachment to technologies and on its relationship to individuals’ self-concept development and well-being.
Keywords: Infant–mother attachment, self-concept, self-worth, human–robot interaction, generalized emotional attachment, human–robot attachment
Visa roller coaster 2020
This is another amazing story in my life.
To conclude, I am thankful for the peace and joy during this amazing journey. I am humbled and blessed to testify in this miracle that everything works together for the good just in time.
New Technical Group on Human–AI–Robot Teaming (HART) at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
The Human–AI–Robot Teaming (HART) Technical Group (TG) was established to serve HFES members and other individuals who share an interest in studying the teamwork among humans, artificial intelligence (AI), and robots, including the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the human–AI–robot team and team components. The HART TG promotes multidisciplinary collaborations by maximizing the value of the cutting-edge advancement of human factors, AI, and robotics to achieve effective teamwork in various application fields. I will be the first TG chair for the term 2020-2021.
In order for HFES Technical Groups to exist, a minimum of 150 individuals must join. Dues for the HART TG are just $5. To join, click on the 'Learn More' button.
For more information about HART, go to TG website.
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10 AM – 12 PM EST
Over 100 researchers from more than 11 organizations came to ASU for the meeting. Thanks to all the contributors, the event was very productive and enjoyable.
[Fw] Defense Innovation Board Releases Recommendations on AI Principles for DOD
I received the following notice from HFES today:
The Defense Innovation Board (DIB), an independent advisory committee tasked with considering how to improve the internal operations and culture of the Department of Defense (DOD), released a draft report of its long-anticipated recommendations for principles of artificial intelligence (AI) at DOD. The Board’s principles and subsequent recommendations are generally aligned with and reflect the issues and recommendations highlighted in HFES’s public comments that were submitted for DIB’s consideration in September.
HFES Annual Conference in Seattle, WA and New Technical Group on Human-AI-Robot Teaming Establishment [Oct 28-Nov 1, 2019]
I got 150+ interested individuals for establishing a new technical group on Human-AI-Robot Teaming. Activities will launch in HFES 2020.