Intelligence

New Algorithms Allow Robots to Assemble a Task on the Fly

New Algorithms Allow Robots to Assemble a Task on the Fly

MIT researchers tested the viability of their algorithm by using it to guide a crew of three robots in the assembly of a chair. Today’s industrial robots are remarkably efficient as long as they’re in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be. But put them in an unfamiliar setting, […]

Researchers Develop Intelligent Handheld Robots

Researchers Develop Intelligent Handheld Robots

What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics – intelligent handheld robots. Historically, handheld tools have been blunt, unintelligent instruments that […]

New ‘Deep Learning’ Technique Enables Robot Mastery of Skills via Trial and Error

New ‘Deep Learning’ Technique Enables Robot Mastery of Skills via Trial and Error

Image: This team of UC Berkeley researchers has developed algorithms that enable their PR2 robot, nicknamed BRETT for Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, to learn new tasks through trial and error. Shown, left to right, are Chelsea Finn, Pieter Abbeel, BRETT, Trevor Darrell and Sergey Levine. (Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley Robot […]

Stephen Hawking Predicts Artificial Intelligence could take over in 100 Years

Stephen Hawking Predicts Artificial Intelligence could take over in 100 Years

Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international best seller. Now the Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge, his other books […]