A system for robot behavior that allows them to manipulate objects of any shape
As is known, robotic arms are able to recognize and move objects strictly defined forms laid down in the basic program behavior. The use of self-learning systems still provides some opportunity robots self "teach" new movements to manipulate unknown objects. And recently the specialists of the Institute of Industrial and Technological Research from Taiwan presented the latest system that allows the robot to act with incredible accuracy by manipulating a variety of objects.
As part of the demonstration of the robot a week playing chess with the visitors and at the same time they poured coffee into the cups of different sizes from different containers (coffee pots, coffee machines and other cups and so on). Artificial intelligence algorithms and self-learning system, embodied in the "brain" of the robot, allow to carry out his various tasks, defining the shape of both the purpose of the object (which is why was chosen the game of chess - to ensure that the mechanism could recognize different shapes on the playing field and right to manipulate them). In addition, due to the fact that the robot is able to gain experience, with time he will be able to act more quickly and more accurately. According to Lew Lewis, head of the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Technology Research,
"Our system is something of a digital embodiment of the function hand-eye coordination of a person. This function gives a person the adaptability, flexibility and precision of his actions, and all of these abilities gained our robot. The new system of intelligent vision will enable robots to perform tasks in any environment in which the objects do not occupy a special place. He can clear the dishes after dinner, cook food and to assist the elderly and the disabled. "
At the moment, developers are preoccupied with finding investors for their creation can be adapted for use in the service sector, as well as to work on assembly production lines.