The Comirit Project is enhancing robotic and software systems with commonsense intelligence. We believe that the essential components of powerful commonsense-enabled systems have already been invented, but the unsolved challenge lies in combining and exploiting these inventions for their full potential.
Our objectives are short-term: we seek pragmatic approaches and aim to design systems that can be built in weeks or months, rather than decades. However, we remain inspired by the long term goals of creating systems that have deep human-like understanding of the real world, and therefore seek open-ended designs that can be gradually evolved into more capable systems.
We believe that commonsense will be the fundamental driver behind the next generation of software applications, user interfaces and robots. Commonsense allows robots and software to truly understand the world and appropriately respond to unexpected situations rather than merely following brittle pre-defined rules that a programmer has had to laboriously develop.
Consider how commonsense can improve the role and effectiveness of technology:
Welcome to the future of software development! While still in early days, we have already laid promising groundwork. Let the overview of our vision and technology whet your appetite, catch up on our latest publications, and if you want to ask questions, comment or participate then please feel free to get in contact.
Authored by Benjamin Johnston for the Comirit Project, 2010.