This paper starts with the speculative fragment: Is it okay for robots to stop objects or other robots that could collide with people?
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This thesis, written by PhD student Kwan Suk Kim posits that no matter how hard we try, collisions will always happen, and therefore we need to confront and study them both during autonomous navigation or dexterous manipulation. Chapter 5 connects to the question of whether “it is okay for robots to stop objects or other robots that are about to run into people?”
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