Students explore artificial intelligence at open house

Marlena Fraune said she wants to get people talking with robots. Fraune, a Ph.D. student in the School of Informatics and Computing, created an experiement in which participants interact with a robot capable of pre-programmed conversation. The conversation would start off casually, then turn into a game of “I Spy” with the participant, Fraune said. After a certain period of time, the participant would be asked to turn off the robot, despite its initial protests. This project was just one of many presented at an open house presented by the School of Informatics and Computing on Friday. The open house event was part of National Robotics Week, an annual event that celebrates innovations in robotic technology in the United States, according to the National Robotics Week website. Reactions from the…


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