Human insights inspire solutions for household robots

a robot doing laundry People typically consider doing the laundry to be a boring chore. But laundry is far from boring for artificial intelligence (AI) researchers like Siddharth Srivastava, a scientist at the United Technologies Research Center, Berkeley.
To AI experts, programming a robot to do the laundry represents a challenging planning problem because current sensing and manipulation technology is not good enough to identify precisely the number of clothing pieces that are in a pile and the number ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=134035&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.