Talking to Robots @ Pint of Science
As humans, we use sound to communicate, to understand what is happening around us, and to create immersive experiences. To enable intuitive interactions with humans, machines, such as robots, are often equipped with microphones. But how can robots make sense of sounds? And how does the ability to talk to robots impact on our lives? Reasoning about life in sound will enable robots to provide support, companionship, and enhanced security for human users. In this pint of science tech me out talk, I discuss why sounds are difficult to process, what information can be acquired from sound, and how robots can learn to use sounds.