Dec 27, 2015

These Robots Learn New Tasks

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In the “RoboWatch” project at Cornell, researchers let robots search the Internet for online how-to videos to instruct themselves on how to complete certain tasks.

Cornell researchers are using instructional videos off the Internet to teach robots the step-by-step instructions required to perform certain tasks. This ability may become necessary in a future where menial laborer robots – the ones responsible for mundane tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and other household chores – can readily carry out such tasks.

Robots such as these will definitely be beneficial in assisting the elderly and the disabled, though it remains to be seen when (and if) they will truly become available for use. Hopefully, these early tests will help us make such determinations.

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