AI was born to address Alan Turing's question: "Can machines think?" (Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Mind 49, pp 433-460, 1950).
A robot is a machine endowed with computational capacities, and with sensors and actuators, situated in the real world.
A grand challenge facing robotics today is to address Alan Turing's question rephrased as: "Can robots exhibit cognitive capacities?".
My research follows an integrative and constructive approach on four interleaved issues that make cognition (in reference to natural cognition in humans and animals):
- Understanding of space, objects and situations
- Communication and interaction
Projects: Assistant and companion
robots, Planetary rovers.
Publications (from LAAS server)
ISIR - Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
4 Place Jussieu - B.P. 173 - Pyramide-Tour 55
75252 Paris Cedex 05 - France
Tel: +33 1 44 27 28 76
E-mail: Raja dot Chatila @isir.upmc.fr