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Military wants to create better communication between robots, humans

To respond safer and more efficiently, military researchers wants robots and humans to communicate effectively
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: May 12, 2015 10:30 am

Researchers from the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are creating new methods for robots and humans to communicate more efficiently.




The multi-modal human-robot dialogue would make use of natural language, but also include text, images and video processing. Ideally, military personnel would be able to more efficiently interact with computers and artificial intelligence, especially during missions when time is critical.


"Research and technology are essential for providing the best capabilities to our warfighters," said Dr. Laurel Allender, ARL Human Research and Engineering Directorate director, in a statement. "This is especially so for the immersive and live-training environments we are developing to achieve squad overmatch and to optimize soldier performance, both mentally and physically."


ICT will continue developing research focused on creating advanced immersive experiences that simulates human experience - and could have major implications for virtual humans, robots, and future technologies.


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