University Partnerships - Honda Research Institute USA


We are continuously seeking opportunities to work with academia and research institutions to create innovative technologies in areas that are fundamental to Honda's long-term strategy.

One such partnership is the Curious Minded Machine program, which seeks to to develop a type of artificial intelligence that enables life-long learning with a human-like sense of curiosity.  During the three-year program, HRI is collaborating with research teams from the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington to explore the mechanisms of curiosity. With the goal of advancing breakthroughs in artificial cognition, the outcomes of these collaborations will facilitate the synthesis of Curious Minded Machine.

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