Before robots take over everything we will need to work together for a [probably long while. This might be one of the biggest hurdles currently facing self driving cars; sharing the road with human drivers. Dorsa Sadigh is making history by trying to tackle these problems and more!
By developing new ways for computers to anticipate people’s actions, Dorsa Sadigh wants to help pave the way for a future in which human and robots do things like share the roads.
In one widely cited paper from 2016, she and her colleagues considered the idealized case of two cars, one driven by a person and another by a computer program. She first had real people drive a car in a video-game-like simulation with several autonomous counterparts that followed preplanned routes. On the basis of people’s behavior in the simulation, she developed a model for how humans drive, which the robot driver then used to devise new strategies for interacting with them.
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