Kasper Stoy on self-reconfigurable robots

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Kasper Stoy is a robotics and embodied artificial intelligence researcher holding an associate professor position at the Software and Systems Section of the IT University of Copenhagen. He is interested in the construction and design of complete robot systems, but being a computer scientist he has made most of his personal contributions in distributed control… Read more »

MIRI’s May 2014 Newsletter

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On May 6th, there is $250,000+ in matching funds and prizes available from sources that normally wouldn’t contribute to MIRI at all. Details here. Research Updates New paper: “The errors, insights, and lessons of famous AI predictions.” Botworld update with 4 new games, including Prisoner’s Dilemma and Stag Hunt. 12 new expert interviews, including e.g. Suzana… Read more »

New Paper: “The errors, insights, and lessons of famous AI predictions”

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During his time as a MIRI researcher, Kaj Sotala contributed to a paper now published in the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence: “The errors, insights and lessons of famous AI predictions – and what they mean for the future.” Abstract: Predicting the development of artificial intelligence (AI) is a difficult project – but a… Read more »

Suresh Jagannathan on higher-order program verification

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Dr. Suresh Jagannathan joined DARPA in September 2013. His research interests include programming languages, compilers, program verification, and concurrent and distributed systems. Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Jagannathan was a professor of computer science at Purdue University. He has also served as visiting faculty at Cambridge University, where he spent a sabbatical year in 2010;… Read more »

Ruediger Schack on quantum Bayesianism

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Ruediger Schack is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Munich in 1991 and held postdoctoral positions at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, the University of Southern California, the University of New Mexico, and Queen Mary… Read more »

David J. Atkinson on autonomous systems

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David J. Atkinson, Ph.D, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His current area of research envisions future applications of intelligent, autonomous agents, perhaps embodied as robots, who work alongside humans as partners in teamwork or provide services. Dr. Atkinson’s major focus is on fostering appropriate reliance… Read more »

Roland Siegwart on autonomous mobile robots

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Roland Siegwart (born in 1959) is a Professor for Autonomous Systems and Vice President Research and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich. After studying mechanics and mechatronics at ETH, he was engaged in starting up a spin-off company, spent ten years as professor for autonomous microsystems at EPFL Lausanne and held visiting positions at Stanford University… Read more »

Domitilla del Vecchio on hybrid control for autonomous vehicles

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Domitilla Del Vecchio received the Ph. D. degree in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, and the Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome at Tor Vergata in 2005 and 1999, respectively. From 2006 to 2010, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering… Read more »