Inspiration

Robots Get Personal

Posted April 21st 2016

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This sort of learning is precisely what might help solve the stalled-forever-at-a-four-way-stop dilemma. In one experiment, for example, Dragan and her colleagues taught an algorithm to observe human drivers in a highway setting—then tested to see how the algorithm would apply what it had just learned in other scenarios. At a four-way stop, it didn’t just sit there and wait for other cars to go first. To the surprise of the researchers, the robot figured out a way to signal its intentions to the human driver.

via The Atlantic