Robot learned to play Jenga. Why is it important
Robotics is not in place - to see this, it is enough to see at least one of Boston Dynamics rollers. But robots are taught not only to walk, lift weights and fight: scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, created a robot that knows how to play Jenga. At the same time in front of the car was not the goal to win - it should explore the blocks themselves.
The structure itself consists of a robotic arm, a sensor, and the dual-arm to the car was easier to gently pull the blocks. According to at MIT, the robot knows about the location of the blocks, as well as what they look like, but he is trying to understand how the elements interact with each other.
As a result, the robot analyzed that part of the block is freely rest, so you can get without using a large amount of force. Next, the robot knows how to change the design and the method of touch, trial and error, trying to pull the next block. According to the researchers, the machine is able to fully understand the game, processed 200-300 "building blocks".
This approach differs significantly from that used by other scientists, who previously wrote the program for the successful implementation of the robot task. In this case, the machine has a right to make mistakes; Besides, if she makes the right moves, her "reward". Of course, while the robot can not beat a man in Genga (as, for example, in the first or Starcraft), but all this goes in the future.
If you allow the robot to learn the process, it can better simulate the situation with great precision. In addition, the management of small objects - one of the priority areas for the use of such machines. What do you think, soon robots will clean our teeth? Share your opinion in our Telegram-chat.