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Embodied Intelligence


This research mission broadly addresses how we perceive the world around us and integrate this information to plan and complete tasks. Scientific goals include research into how perception, planning, and action interface, how we learn efficiently from small data sets and the creation of behavioral benchmark tasks.

Engineering goals include task-based benchmarks derived from natural intelligence and methods for composing artificial systems to achieve those tasks.

During "Advances in the quest to understand intelligence," a one-day conference held at MIT on Nov. 4, 2022, Leslie Kaelbling, Nancy Kanwisher, and Mehrdad Jazayeri explained their research and goals for the Embodied Intelligence Mission. In their presentation, they invited Jim DiCarlo to attempt a VR challenge — "Get the Grape."

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