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Photos: Innovation on display at SRI

Regis Vincent, senior computer scientist at SRI's Artificial Intelligence Center, stands in his office at SRI surrounded by robots. His team is working on a robot-to-human interface that could work in controlling a force of autonomous robots, or Centibots, in situations like search and rescue missions or security work. "We want to be able to talk to this robot and say, 'Now go and do what I want you to do.' And it captures your intention," he said.

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