UCLA Professors Making Strides in Robot Technology Research


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) computer scientists say recent artificial intelligence (AI) innovations are pushing robotic technology research forward.

UCLA professor Song-Chun Zhu produces robots that collect images and other environmental data from digital cameras to learn about their surroundings and feed it into statistical models so they can correctly recognize objects they encounter.

The method uses digital image processing and natural-language processing to parse images into basic components to draw conclusions about the object’s characteristics. Zhu says it enables AI systems to employ a small set of rules to understand a diverse array of situations, similar to the human learning process.

Read the source article at Communications of the ACM