An industrial perspective on AI needs for Multimodal HRI

Amit Kumar Pandey


Never before in the history of robotics, robots have been so close to us, in our society. We are ‘evolving’, so as our society, lifestyle and the needs. AI has been with us for decades, and now embodied in robots, penetrating more in our day-to-day life. All these are converging towards creating a smarter ecosystem of living, where social robots will coexist with us in harmony, for a smarter, healthier, safer and happier life. Such robots are supposed to be socially intelligent and behave in socially expected and accepted manners. The talk will reinforce that social robots have a range of potential societal applications and hence impacting the education needs and job opportunities as well. The talk will begin with illustrating some of the social robots and highlight what does it mean to develop a socially intelligent robot, and the associated R&D challenges. This will be followed by some use cases, end user feedback and the market analysis. The talk will conclude with some open challenges ahead, including social and ethical issues and emphasize on the greater need of a bigger and multi-disciplinary effort and eco-system of different stakeholders including policy makers.


Cite as: Pandey, A.K. (2018) An industrial perspective on AI needs for Multimodal HRI. Proc. FAIM/ISCA Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Human Robot Interaction, 51-52.


@inproceedings{Pandey2018,
  author={Amit Kumar Pandey},
  title={An industrial perspective on AI needs for Multimodal HRI},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. FAIM/ISCA Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Human Robot Interaction},
  pages={51--52}
}