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  • The human touch makes robots defter

    Cornell engineers are helping humans and robots work together to find the best way to do a job, an approach called “coactive learning.” “We give the robot a lot of flexibility in learning,” said...

  • Video: Knife-wielding robot trains for grocery checkout job using new coactive learning technique

    "We give the robot a lot of flexibility in learning," said Ashutosh Saxena, assistant professor of computer science. "The robot can learn from corrective human feedback in order to plan its actions that are...

  • Artificial-intelligence research revives its old ambitions

    The birth of artificial-intelligence research as an autonomous discipline is generally thought to have been the monthlong Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence in 1956, which convened 10 leading...

  • How computers can learn better

    Reinforcement learning is a technique, common in computer science, in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through trial-and-error. Classic applications of reinforcement learning involve problems as...

  • Teach science through argument, professor says

    Earth orbits the sun. Microorganisms cause infectious disease. Plants use carbon dioxide to grow. Most of us know these scientific truths from our earliest school days. They're accepted facts. But astronomers,...