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Researcher's Robots Learn From Environment, Not Programming

University of Arizona professor Ian Fasel's Concept Learning from Intrinsically Motivated sensory-motor Experience (CLIME) project is researching what robots are able to understand and learn without the aid of human programming.

The CLIME project is training robots to learn from trial and error. "The argument we're making is if the robots can understand sensory and motor concepts, they won't make dumb mistakes when we try to talk to them," Fasel says.

He also is working with researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech University on a project to train robots to detect emotion in humans using little or no programming. "Further in the future, the real goal is for them to teach themselves commands," Fasel says. "We really do want robots in which they learn commands to help humans interact with them."

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