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SCIENCENEWS These robots can follow how-to diagrams
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:54:41 AM »
These robots can follow how-to diagrams
The AI can figure out what action is needed by analyzing before-and-after images
Maria Temming
2:00pm, January 16, 2019

STEP-BY-STEP  A new robot operating system helps bots understand picture-based instructions (like this robot shown with a diagram for how the red toy boxer can defeat the blue) to perform various tasks.

M. Lázaro-Gredilla et al/Science Robotics 2019


Robots imbued with a certain kind of common sense may soon be able to follow instructional diagrams to build things.

When studying pictures for assembling IKEA furniture or LEGO villages, humans are naturally good at inferring how to get from A to B. Robots, on the other hand, normally have to be painstakingly programmed with exact instructions for how to move. “Even when you try to teach robots by demonstration, they’re just repeating the exact same motions you show them, not the concept underlying them,” says Dileep George, an artificial intelligence and neuroscience researcher at the San Francisco company Vicarious AI.
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Re: SCIENCENEWS These robots can follow how-to diagrams
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 10:36:46 AM »
Okay, the robot can follow the well-designed visuals in an IKEA assembly manual.  They won't really be useful until they can follow instructions badly translated into English from some East Asian language. happy77
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Re: SCIENCENEWS These robots can follow how-to diagrams
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 03:13:14 PM »
What happens when the damn things start building themselves............reproducing! Wait I know this, some liberal robots will open up robot abortion clinics.

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