” In the future, I’m sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect of life. If you told people in 1985 that in 25 years they would have computers in their kitchen, it would have made no sense to them. “


” I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say, ‘You can’t. People won’t have anything to do.’ But we found things that were a lot easier than backbreaking labor in the sun and the fields. Let people rise to better things. “


” You can make the assumption that most human drivers are not out to kill pedestrians. Well, maybe in some parts of Boston they are. But with a person at the wheel who you can see, you behave accordingly. With the robotic car, how do you know what assumption to make? “


” So maybe with the research robots that are out there, people will come up with ways to use them to take care of the elderly. And that can help me someday. Because, you know what? I’m heading in that direction. “


” Computers sort of came around through games and toys. And you know, the first computer most people had in the house may have been a computer to play ‘Pong,’ a little microprocessor embedded, and then other games that came after that. “


” The most important thing for building a robot that you can interact with socially is its visual attention system. Because what it pays attention to is what it’s seeing and interacting with, and what you’re understanding what it’s doing. “


” The question is, you know, will someone accidentally build a robot that takes over from us? And that’s sort of like this lone guy in the backyard, you know – ‘I accidentally built a 747.’ I don’t think that’s going to happen. “


” If you want a machine to be able to interact with people, it better not do things that are surprising to people. “


” If you make your robot look exactly like Albert Einstein, then the robot better be as smart as Einstein, or its user is going to feel cheated. “



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In the future, I
I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say,
You can make the assumption that most human drivers are not out to kill pedestrians. Well, maybe in some parts of Boston they are. But with a person at the wheel who you can see, you behave accordingly. With the robotic car, how do you know what assumption to make?
So maybe with the research robots that are out there, people will come up with ways to use them to take care of the elderly. And that can help me someday. Because, you know what? I
Computers sort of came around through games and toys. And you know, the first computer most people had in the house may have been a computer to play
The most important thing for building a robot that you can interact with socially is its visual attention system. Because what it pays attention to is what it
The question is, you know, will someone accidentally build a robot that takes over from us? And that
If you want a machine to be able to interact with people, it better not do things that are surprising to people.
If you make your robot look exactly like Albert Einstein, then the robot better be as smart as Einstein, or its user is going to feel cheated.

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