When we think about research in robotics, we tend to think of machine learning, integrating Ai into IIoT, and the elusive promise of general-purpose humanoid robots. But one field in robotics that many of us don’t think about much is HRI, Human-Robot Interaction. This is the field that examines the ways that human beings react to robots.
We’ve reported on some interesting work from this field in the past:
But the combination of large language models and an epidemic of loneliness is bringing robot relationships not only to movie screens and sci-fi novels, but to serious research.