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31 Oct
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Calypso for Cozmo: Robot Intelligence in the Palm of Your Hand

David Touretzky from Carnegie Mellon University will present his talk at the School of Information Sciences' Computer Science Colloquium

Abstract: Calypso is a robot intelligence framework for the Cozmo robot that puts real AI, including computer vision, face recognition, speech recognition, and landmark-based navigation into the hands of 8 year olds. Inspired by Microsoft's Kodu Game Lab, Calyspo is a pattern-matching rule-based language, not a conventional procedural language. Besides robot programming, one of the interesting uses for Calypso is to teach students to reason about programs. This is feasible even for very young students because of the unusual semantics of the rule interpreter, which are captured in five "laws". The laws are succinct enough that they can be printed on fridge magnets. More information about Calypso is available at https://calypso.software.

 

Bio: David S. Touretzky is a Research Professor in the Computer Science Department and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University. His current research focuses on how to teach computational thinking and intelligent robot programming to K-12 students. Previous research areas include knowledge representation, reasoning in connectionist networks, and computational neuroscience modeling of the rodent hippocampus. Dr. Touretzky is presently chairing a joint AAAI/CSTA initiative to develop national guidelines for AI education for K-12. He is also the founder of Visionary Machines LLC, the maker of Calypso.

Wednesday, October 31 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sennott Square, Room 5317
210 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Calypso for Cozmo: Robot Intelligence in the Palm of Your Hand

David Touretzky from Carnegie Mellon University will present his talk at the School of Information Sciences' Computer Science Colloquium

Abstract: Calypso is a robot intelligence framework for the Cozmo robot that puts real AI, including computer vision, face recognition, speech recognition, and landmark-based navigation into the hands of 8 year olds. Inspired by Microsoft's Kodu Game Lab, Calyspo is a pattern-matching rule-based language, not a conventional procedural language. Besides robot programming, one of the interesting uses for Calypso is to teach students to reason about programs. This is feasible even for very young students because of the unusual semantics of the rule interpreter, which are captured in five "laws". The laws are succinct enough that they can be printed on fridge magnets. More information about Calypso is available at https://calypso.software.

 

Bio: David S. Touretzky is a Research Professor in the Computer Science Department and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University. His current research focuses on how to teach computational thinking and intelligent robot programming to K-12 students. Previous research areas include knowledge representation, reasoning in connectionist networks, and computational neuroscience modeling of the rodent hippocampus. Dr. Touretzky is presently chairing a joint AAAI/CSTA initiative to develop national guidelines for AI education for K-12. He is also the founder of Visionary Machines LLC, the maker of Calypso.

Wednesday, October 31 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sennott Square, Room 5317
210 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Topic

Technology