How the body shapes the way we move and how humans can shape the way robots move
In this lecture I will advocate that it is advantageous to have robots move with a dynamics that resembles the dynamics of motion of natural bodies, even if the robots do not resemble humans in their physical appearance (e.g. industrial robots). This will make their motion more predictable for humans and hence make the interaction safer. I will then briefly present current approaches to modeling the dynamics of human motion in robots.
A survey of issues on robot learning from human demonstration can be found at: