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Why Did the Robot Do That? Machine Learning

This December 14, 2016 SEI Bulletin talks about a blog post featuring research scientist Stephanie Rosenthal of the SEI Emerging Technology Center.

Software Engineering Institute


The growth and change in the field of robotics in the last 15 years is tremendous, due in large part to improvements in sensors and computational power. These sensors give robots an awareness of their environment. The increasing ability of robots to sense their environments makes them an invaluable resource; however, uncertainty persists among users about what the robot senses and what it believes its outcomes will be from the actions it takes. Rosenthal describes research that aims to help robots explain their behaviors in plain English and offer greater insights into their decision making. The bulletin includes a link to the blog post.