What if a car wants you to listen to its voiced instructions or a chair wants you to move out of its way, how do you react to it? (Photo Credit: Patricia Kuharic)

Human–Robot Interaction

by Alexandra Chang

As automated machines — driverless cars, robot vacuums, aisle-cleaning robots — become increasingly present, so do questions about how best to design these machines to interact with a world of people. Wendy Ju, Information Science, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, studies this human-robot interaction. She spends a lot of time watching and parsing people’s actions.

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