Robotics. Enabling novel spatial cognition applications - overview
“The physical environment itself is the ultimate user interface between man and machine.”
—Martin Rufli, IBM scientist
We aim to enable IBM’s cognitive computer Watson to perceive and reason on a semantic level in response to the unstructured physical world in which it is embedded. This will facilitate services where humans and cognitive systems interact and collaborate in real time.
We refer to this emerging area of robotics as “spatial cognition”. Applications of spatial cognition range from service robotics in domestic, commercial and industrial settings to mixed reality and cognitive IoT.
Read on to get a glimpse of the many core methods and use-case scenarios we are working on, for which spatial cognition represents a critical enabler.