Robot Revolution | FULL LENGTH | MagellanTVJun 09, 2021
For almost a hundred years, science fiction has announced a brave new world of legions of
robots and machines made in our own image, metal men to carry out our orders. Lucas met, tell me, for scientists, the reality of that dream is much more difficult to achieve, but there are pioneers. who enjoy the enormous challenge of integrating mind and machine when it comes to their intelligence, today's
robots are in their infancy but, like human babies, they are learning that the vision is for robots to help in all areas of our lives with the elderly in our homes in our Robotics in hospitals has become fashionable in the last twelve years, we have gone from not having robots in the homes of ordinary people to having millions and this is just the beginning if we assume that we will share our lives with robots.
Australian-born Professor Rodney Brooks is determined to have something. What does this have to do with, he made his career and fortune creating simple intelligent machines now Robbie Brooks believes a complex robot with a social conscience is finally within reach and our checkbooks are welcome to Rodney's new world of robots it seems we are bound To suffer. It's our lot in life, if you've been to the cinema at any point in the last 50 years you could be forgiven for thinking we would have discovered building robots by now. Hollywood makes it seem like it's easy to build robots that are intelligent.
As humans, sometimes even lightning makes this happen, but in fact, getting anything a human can physically do in the world is actually very difficult, don't get technical with me, you'll fail in a day, you short-sighted junk. Professor Brooks has been building robots for 24 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. Its base is here, in the futuristic computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory. Cutting-edge robot design center. Last year, Rodney Brooks stepped down from his role as boss. to test his robot building metal once again the challenge of building the world's first truly affordable socially interactive robot, so maybe next week the boss should be Professor Brooks and his team have been challenged by the Department of Defense of US to make a human-like Urso robot that you can sit with and play a board game we only have a few things to finish to get this head operational when they were asked for this proposal there were nine months to do it and now it seems that we're going to get excited this week, which leaves us five months and one week from start to finish to make this all work.
That's why I'm running for the hills. They will have to follow all the shortcuts they can. This is laziness here is a way to tie that are you opposed to glue? Yes, I want to solve the challenge that the Pentagon has posed is daunting. The robot has to be cheap and built from scratch and in five months it has to be able to play. An ancient Chinese board game known as Go Hard truly has the game of Go requiring subtle human touch and dexterity characteristics that have yet to be conquered by any robot anywhere. The hardest part of getting a robot to play Go is actually the manipulation to pick up the piece. without hitting the pieces next to it, it is a very delicate task and motor skills are only part of the game.
The problems with robots, their most difficult challenge is to see and understand their human opponents in every move, they smell the person's interaction because they are playing against a person. have to be aware of the person be aware of what the person is doing and then take turns and do appropriate things in a social setting be flexible if Professor Brooks can put together an affordable machine with this degree of social awareness and dexterity, there is a lot -realize applications for military robots and for teachers' own books lucrative possibilities in the market if we can be successful with this robot, I think we will be almost to the point of being able to build prototypes that could actually work in factories and be a flexible assistance for workers of human factories, I think this will lead to another
revolutionin the way we work in the world, but if Rodney's robotic
revolutionever comes to fruition, there is another major obstacle these robots must overcome.
Robots come with a lot of bad PR and conflict with our Hollywood. basic, but I always like to point out to people that Hollywood is not entirely accurate because if there were ghosts everywhere and we were fighting aliens, that doesn't mean that's what's actually going to happen, we have control of making the Robot professor Brooks wants humans to accept robot play go. Fortunately, you won't have to start from the beginning. Domo is the world's most sociable robot under Brookes' mentorship. Artists turned into MIT robots have been needed. They help singer Aaron Edge. 7 years to create it.
So what Domo is is research into manipulation, how to use your hands, how to know how to get a robot to use its hands and do work that is useful in the human environment, so having a robot in the home helping to a person, says an old man. watch out, so that's the space we're working on for Domo, so you know, right now I've turned on some demos of the basic visual system, so right now he's making eye contact. Dumbo will be looking around you and when he spots you. I look at you and I make eye contact and I hold that for a moment and it really is kind of a powerful moment.
I think we're just made to enjoy eye contact. I read a lot about someone's personality and so on. Domo's eyes make it easier for us to relate to him because a person intuitively knows when Domo is focusing on them and is ready for action. Social anthropologist Cathleen Richardson has studied the way humans relate to robots based on my conversations with the robot Isis. They are very aware. It's like the public perception of robots, how robots, you know, we imagine the robot as the Terminator creature bent on destroying us and you know, that's quite a challenge for the Isis robot, so they've developed various strategies to make us feel comfortable with machines and A very specific way to do this is to make them look cute and friendly so that the human feels comfortable when interacting with them.
She comes back to the idea that if a robot behaves in a way that is familiar and human. then you can automatically establish some kind of intuitive and spontaneous interaction with them, so regardless of why the robot might be behaving that way, you put a face on a machine, you think you have a friend, but Domo is more than a friendly face. it has the ability to reach out and gently touch a human, it grabs my hand, it's actually feeling the force, it's not in any danger of crushing my hand, so it has a pretty gentle grip, but it also responds to forces . which I place on the arm and this is really what makes domo quite unique is that you can sense that it is this type of embodied consciousness that will be crucial for robots to safely enter human society.
The pre-programmed actions of today's industrial robots make them a much more dangerous beast unlike domo, oh it's just that it feels too much for us on the arm, it doesn't like this, here we go, so this kind of Interaction communication between humans and robots will really be key when you have robots working. along with people at home, although Domo has been a success, its design has been expensive and pain
fully slow and now time is a luxury that Professor Brooks simply does not have, he has to build the play go robot in less than five months for his debut at an annual Pentagon presentation.
What makes things worse for the professor is that now others are hot on his heels: Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Honda, and only a few of the companies competing to create intelligent machines that would change everything. A growing number of companies believe that Now is the time for this market to take off, you know, Bill Gates himself said that this market will take off, you know, in the next five to ten years, so we predict that the market for Personal robotics will be a fifteen billion dollar market by 2015. Which is pretty big considering that today it's more like tens of millions of dollars that those investors are willing to bet their money that households and Businesses will soon embrace robots and Professor Brooks hopes that making his new game affordable will be the first step towards robots becoming an essential part of every home when I was born or maybe a dozen or 20 computers in the world now. there are more computers than people I think the same can happen with robots robots will improve our lives and maybe you will know before I die that there will be more robots in the world than humans, so in the future house humanoid robots will collect objects off the ground and they will put them in the way for you to hang the clothes and fold the clothes.
Things like that will take a long time to become very, very affordable for the average person, but over time you will see that robots will become more and more complex and more people will be willing to spend more money on them. In fact, at some point it will come In the very distant future, I expect many people to pay almost the same as they pay for their car on the robot. Automaker Honda has built ASIMO, a humanoid robot perceived by its many fans as the pinnacle of robot design, but it has taken Honda 22 years of research and tens of millions of dollars to get SMO to walk and even run, you see.
You do some things naturally and you can assume it does everything, but it can do an enormous amount. These are quantum leaps in terms of mechatronic packaging in terms of just the ability to walk and run and that a robot of this mass and size can accomplish these things in some cases on uneven terrain is remarkable, but is it ready to enter your home? No, with Assam. Oh, appearances can be deceiving. very few know that his movements are largely controlled by a human being, he does not react independently to his environment and if there is any unforeseen change in his program, he performs poorly and is not socially aware, his peers are responding to him and not the other way around.
There are some mechanically sophisticated robots that are really more remote control toys, but unfortunately they have been presented as if they were autonomous. Weathers, they are not self-contained and it really saddens me when even science museums have displayed them and children have thought about them. This is what robots can do when they can When it comes to genuine robot autonomy there are many steps on the path to true independence The first small step is remote control where humans control the robot with a wearable device The next step is the teleoperation currently used in What appears to be a space-age surgeon, doctors at the University Hospital in Strasbourg, France, are mastering the most pioneering surgical robot ever invented.
It is not an autonomous robot - its tiny fingers are controlled by a human - but it makes independent adjustments to improve surgeons. performance there are so many possibilities that, for example, we put together two robots facing each other with two surgeons sitting in front of a console to be able to work in a very small surgical field with two surgeons, something that cannot be done with microscopes and surgical equipment. hands because they are too big, so a lot of things are being developed and yes, the sky's the limit is very exciting, but for robot scientists the true autonomy of the robot is a machine capable of perceiving the world, capable of making its own decisions. decisions and respond to humans.
It is the holy grail and for many the biggest challenge is to bring all these qualities together in the humanoid form in Boston. Robot scientist and commentator Daniel Wilson is well aware of the difficulties ahead. A humanoid robot is a particularly difficult robot to build because it incorporates so many different problems that must be solved before the humanoid doesn't work, so it has to figure out where it is, where other people are, and its voice recognition, emotion recognition, gesture recognition, and all of this needs to be integrated into a single package. and any of those tasks is a doctoral thesis, so if scientists want to build the whole damn enchilada, then they have to solve all of these problems at once in the MIT AI lab.
Rodney Brooks' team only has
fullmonths left to produce the play go robot, if they are successful, play go will underpin the next phase in the production of robots with greater autonomy. Rodney's starting point is to write a software program so that the play go robot can see and know if and when we have a person. As you move, you have to be aware of your hand and what's in your hand, you have to be aware of where the bones are with the stones inside, and you have to look at the board and see where all the pieces are to find a pattern. stones on the board well, we are taking the image that the camera sees when the head goes down, looks down at the board and what I am working on today is writing the code that will allow you to look at the boardand see where the pieces are so that you can then send them to the go game program to tell it where to make its next move in order to see the play go robot must deal with a whole range of problems depth of field texture variations in lighting conditions the type of things that humans do without thinking basically what happens is that humans think that the things that are difficult for us are the most difficult problems to solve when in reality all the things that seem really easy to us are easy because we have a lot of built-in machinery . that has evolved over millions of years to solve those problems, so those are really the hardest problems that have evolved and given that humans have the benefit of millions of years of evolution, how realistic is it to build a sophisticated robot in less than five months at MIT?
A month later and the Play Go robot is taking shape, every structural element has been handcrafted by the team, like this piece by Nick. It's up to Professor Brooks to make sure everything fits. For his position as team leader, he needs to push his own neck art beyond what is considered possible and especially consider how a machine perceives the world. Sometimes I try to imagine what it's like to be a robot and I think it's probably some kind of dragon juice. Super, yeah, things appear and then disappear and you don't really know what's going on in the world, but you catch glimpses of little things that make sense and then they fade away, and so for the last few years I've been thinking about how to improve types of robots, Robots have come a long way since Professor Brooks built them in 1977, when he was a young researcher at Stanford University, working on a robot known as the cart, a very simple robot but one that used vision. and I ended up running around getting things ready for a race and a race would happen around midnight when other people weren't using the main computer and it would last six hours and I have a good night, the robot would go twenty meters.
In those six hours perceiving the world and avoiding obstacles, it stopped and then calculated for 15 minutes and then decided to move about a meter was not frustrating at all, in fact, in the past robots like the car were very slow because each movement required three... In the process of this stage, he first had to see the world around him, then make a 3D map showing the best way to avoid any obstacles, and finally tell his wheels to move. For twenty-three-year-old Brookes, things needed to move much faster than this did not. Long after that I started thinking about how insects don't have very big brains, but they didn't fly or avoid things quickly, so what was happening was organized differently than the way these things operated, suddenly Brookes had the idea. response ants saw that ants on rough terrain often lost their balance and stumbled before moving forward.
Obstacles weren't a big deal, so the key was to get the robot to physically sense its surroundings and respond to what it encountered. I thought why not connect sensing directly to action and skip the planning and that was my big dareka moment that changed my way of thinking about building robots in the summer of 1988 Brooks produced an insect-like robot, an artificial creature of six legs known as Genghis. The robot feels forces in its legs and if one leg is raised it swings it forward and then down, so now to make it walk all we had to do was metaphorically tickle its legs one at a time and then while one leg swung forward.
He would push all his other legs back a little and that would make him walk. They didn't have to be a central controller. Everything was distributed in small processes in each of the legs communicating with each other and we did everything to start. to finish in 12 weeks it was the best 12 weeks of my life The VESA moment Brooks Eureka revolutionized the world of robot design and now forms the basis of millions of robots like the Mars Explorer robots to invade robots and robots on the battlefield The Rodney's breakthrough also led to a whole new field of robot design known as biomimetics, these are robots that are inspired by principles that are incorporated into living animals, so the robot comes off the assembly line with a lot of intelligence built in. in its structure.
Brooks himself was not slow. Taking advantage of the opportunities that Genghis presented in 1990, he founded his company iRobot, which produces a range of behavior-based machines, including robots for our homes. I don't know about you, but I live with a lot of animals whose children are pigs and my husband. It's just that as soon as I clean the house it gets dirty again, that's why I have an iRobot Roomba overnight. The room that became a new man's best friend and the iRobot became the darling of the New York Stock Exchange. Now worth more than three hundred million dollars and Brooks.
He is a founding shareholder. I think scientists want to discover the truth about what makes things happen in the universe. I think engineers and I'm an engineer want to build things that do things in the world and you can make things just as a form of art or I can make things that have a real impact on the world and I'm looking to have a real impact on the world. now. Rodney's reputation depends a lot on making a breakthrough with the play go robot. Can the genius of his youth react? We've had the body for a while but now we just added the arm so we have a shoulder back there and an elbow here this wrist goes up and down and we'll put the hand here the next day or two now they just cut this together for the first time and in these joints there are spring elements here, which means that it is not rigid, which means that the control system is a little complicated, since we are standing right now, we know exactly. what's going to happen and it's still a little unstable and flaky okay you're ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, ready to pull the plug, well that didn't work, okay, okay, nine or ten weeks until we're supposed to prove this works and as with all things in development projects, research projects like this, they always become much slower than I expected, much slower than I think we can do, but we are so optimistic, you know, we think that everything will work out. okay, so we designed the arm and yes, we have it.
That was sorted out, but then when we got into the swing of things things weren't very easy, so it will be interesting to see where we are in ten weeks' time despite the recent setback. Rodney, the eternal optimist, is already looking for potential customers for his next generation of robots here in Massachusetts Electronics giant Jabil wants to continue manufacturing in the U.S. To do so, it is necessary to keep labor costs low, so when there's a lot of manual assembly, something we typically can't automate with machinery that you'll see on the floor, we'd ship it to a low-cost region.
Because labor is cheaper, they don't need machinery, so they're going to come up with a solution that increases the productivity of American workers so they can do it and instead of moving it, at low costs where a lot of young people and said. We could automate it and keep it here. Great, Rodney and his team are going behind the scenes looking at what capabilities they should bring into play. If you want to get ahead in the robot race he just did, I just want to point out everyone he did. that took it out of the thing and then put it on the tray thanks now in a Chinese factory where low-cost consumer goods are made, people are sitting on both sides of the conveyor belt and Pat gets there without being particularly oriented in the way. same way as them.
They pick them up, they do some operations on them, they place them and in some of them the operations are quite simple, but when we get to something like this with this floppy cable, it is really quite complicated to deal with this very flexible thing, I think it will be a real challenge for our robots Jabil says that to stop jobs being sent overseas it is willing to consider robots working alongside humans - but could this be the start of a shift to replace humans with a race of robots smarter? The cost of labor is increasing in different countries and as each country starts to develop more, the cost of labor increases and people can transfer any fracturing process from one country to another, but eventually I think we we will run out of countries so eventually at some point I think we will have a need for more machines and more robotics to replace human labor which is becoming too expensive no salary for the robot the plague Oh the robot hands are developing Separate from its body, its extra sensitive fingertips are directly inspired by the fingertips of a human hand.
It has eight touch sensors inside each finger that allow it to select a slippery stone and place it directly on the board if we can get this robot to deal with the game's mechanics. I think we will have gained many of the capabilities that are needed in a robot that can be a real help to an ordinary factory worker, but this is not just about business, it is about massive social change throughout the developed world. The proportion of dependent older adults is increasing, putting pressure on young people to be more productive. Japan's birth rate has plummeted and older people are living longer than ever by 2050 almost half the population will be over retirement age there will not be enough people to care for the elderly some Japanese scientists believe they will solve this problem with robot companions , this is a humanoid robot known as CB squared, it is the brainchild of Professor Minoru Asada, Professor Brooks is here to see how Japanese robotic assistants are designing machines to function as human assistants, just like the race he has in mind. mind.
My idea is that the humanoid is What is the ultimate goal? If you are trying to discern the human order, you should know that in the US the robots being deployed are very task-oriented and that, in contrast, in Japan research often seems to focus on robots that could be companions to fish old people is a very serious problem and in Japan it is clear that people are getting older and older and older people SPECT are supported by the family member was a real turbulence, but sometimes not, therefore, the great potential with the worm of the inner world - - just to help those elderly people the Japanese government has invested millions of dollars in the development of this robot so that you can touch it it has 200 touch sensors the square CB is soft and works with compressed air unlike its metal and electric counterparts Look, B squared is meant to be handled well to help seniors, a robot will need to be able to respond instantly to the weight and balance of a human, so you know, as I was pulling, I could actually feel it trying to do the thing, that's how it was. answering - yes, what developed from me was not.
I think if you look at it from the outside it seems that humans do all the work when robots do the work in response - yes, those are very, very important issues in the future. We make the robot try to estimate the protectors of human emotions, so in the future we hope that people will help robots, but the idea of robots helping us when we are old makes some people very uncomfortable, like the robot ethicist Ron Arkin. I'm not saying it's solving a problem, I'd say it's avoiding a problem. Part of the question is what is the appropriate use of technology also from an ethical perspective and is it okay if we abrogate our responsibilities with robots to care for our elderly and provide What would happen if you put your grandfather in a house and he was supposed to that you were going to visit him on Sunday but you were busy, you didn't feel like it and you said don't worry about the robot, we'll take care of it?
We may have had a good interaction today, but there is a reason why older people in Japan are more accepting of robots as caregivers. Lucky aureus somehow the Japanese are available. You know the front area where the robots are because you know a kind of animism or something where people think everything. has a Berk soul, so the table and something there for robot, you know, it should have some kind of soul that we can share and although animism, the belief that everything has a soul, makes companion robots easier to accept in Japan, there is another factor, Astro Boy. is a wildly popular Japanese superhero from the 1950s, a little kid's robot with superpowers, the only uses for good are Astroboy, who is like the Mickey Mouse of Japan and is always saving people's lives and doing really cool things, while In the United States robots are usually not working properly or are usually trying to kill someone, so you see a pretty clear difference.
I think to some extent in the United States we fear technology and don't necessarily see it as a solution to a problem that you have.task. splendid work Astro thanks dr. Ellison Thanks boss, you know I love that a robot can play gate ball or has some ability to help the elderly. You must have a high level of intelligence. The core design idea of CB Squared is learned intelligence, all of this. the older people around me are trying to get my attention CB squared is a machine that learns from its environment and is meant to be touched and talked to is basically an oversized baby robot underlying the design of the robot is one of the main theories Rodney's theory that baby borrowing is the key to understanding intelligence and babies learn through their senses through their bodies, we hypothesize that having a body is essential to developing intelligence, so we are exploring that with robots we can build robots that perhaps have more common sense about the world than those that have existed. programmed to think purely intellectually about the world without experiencing it a little kiss meant talking to me in 1997 Professor Brooks and his team built kismet, a small robot with eyes, ears and mouth to be able to see, hear and experience the world around it. designer cynthia brazil observed that a baby learns by paying close attention to his parents, you know as parents, when we exaggerate the positive, your voice, you know, oh good baby, you know that our facial expressions and our gestures are so exaggerated, that it does.
It was much easier for the baby to understand those signals, and therefore, for Kismet, that made it much easier to perceive these signals and interpret them. Good job, the team emulated the way parents use vocal emphasis to teach their babies through this unique approach. created a robot that is capable of producing seemingly natural human responses moment by moment. This allows Kismet to appear to have social intelligence. Social intelligence was something you know, robotics people just didn't think much of you. They know we take it for granted. It's like we sit with each other and understand in conversation what you want to say.
It's obvious to me. What we are discovering, of course, is that it is also very difficult to build a machine that can really understand people. As people know, maybe it is not the robot that understands us, but it is us observing and understanding Kismet . I have interacted with a sociable robot and I believe that their success is due to what we attribute to them rather than what they themselves do and what we attribute to them. It is not a technological question, it is sociological and anthropological. Everything the scientists had done allowed her to perform a random sequence of behaviors, yet I was the one who attributed all those thoughts and feelings and activities to her and all those intentions, and I believe.
That's often the success of this technology is what we're really putting into it humans are suckers for anything that looks human we'll anthropomorphize any kind of object that's out there it could be a car it could be whatever we start calling it a name and we'll look for faces and wherever we can find them, so I think robots just tap into that directly and they don't even have to go very far to do it, they can just be a pair of eyes and a mouth and that's it, like kismet, it's expected for the play go robot to have a degree of realistic behavior with so little time left a realistic face is not a priority this is the first time I have all the software on the other service if this works no, it is not balanced, it is not, so it's a little risky, let's find out which ones, which ones right now, I can't determine which cameras, which ones automatically, so I'll just do it when you put your hand under the camera under your hand, okay. in the right place thanks, can you put your hand in front of your left eye?
Okay, let's see if this works. I'm Professor Brooks, I hope the Play Go robot will soon start interacting socially to do this. The robot has four cameras to see the world. and a special people detection software, well everything is working, it should recognize when a competitor is on the board ready to play, but there could be a problem, neither Rodney nor Anne know how to play the game, the robot doesn't know how either play. The computer will then download software that contains the rules of the game much like a computer can be programmed to play chess.
The play go robot will consult the brain before making a move. It is a tentative step towards becoming an independent player. The play go robot is independent in the sense that it doesn't need to be told to play, it just grabs the board in front of it and knows what to do as we have more and more robots in our lives we need them to operate on the penalty . so we don't have the cognitive burden of bringing up what's hard to tell them to do every moment, they have to do it themselves of course the US military ultimately doesn't want a robot that can play games table.
We look for machines that go where humans should fear to tread. We are going to see a transformation in the US military in the coming years. There has been a mandate from Congress that there should be fewer manned missions and more unmanned missions on the ground, so we will see infantry hungry to have robots in every group of soldiers as forward scouts. The US Congress has allocated $165 billion to deploy military robot systems over the next 15 years. Semi-autonomous robots, like unmanned aerial vehicles, need human assistance to take off and land, but all other actions can be pre-programmed by a computer and the robot works on its own, mainly just looks at the screen, you can stop it and watch, record video and It is so easy to use that you configure it without any problem. you can set it up beforehand and tell it to fly at this point right at that point five at this point Rodney's company, iRobot, already has one foot in the Pentagon tent with its remote-controlled surveillance device known as its GV, a small unmanned ground vehicle. is the most vulnerable guy in the formation and knowing that there are two bad guys, you can see them in that room, we can kill them quickly and continue moving today we have to continue fighting with the squads forward only to find out the temperature of the building, but there is no way to know what you physically put on a soldier as a camera.
The GV is basically a virtually indestructible fast-moving camera on wheels and carries no weapons, but the military has semi-autonomous devices that do carry weapons. Today, a human is always aware of the decision to shoot or not, but the The question remains: will there be independent robot soldiers in the future? The answer is yes, humans will become more supervisory and less controlling. I guess that's the best way to describe it. Will robots in the field finally become autonomous? I don't think that's necessarily in the pipeline to date, but it's not out of the question. I predict that one day with the military will completely remove humans from the equation.
Some of the ethical issues is that it is an unfair advantage, so you are removing a human from the process of hurting or killing another person and that could be a problem for many people, the specter of a mercilessly rising robot army , without a sense of right or wrong. prompted Ron Arkin to deal with robot ethics, the robot does not have to come up with ethics, there are people in the machine ethics community, they are actually concerned about how an intelligence system, a robot or otherwise The last thing you want on the battlefield is for a soldier to develop his own sense of ethics.
You will have to tell him what is ethical and what is unethical and this is what is allowed and this is what is not allowed under the law. and I realized that if we, as soldiers, must adhere to these traditions and laws, then why don't our robots help too? It seems we are finally catching up to where science fiction guru Isaac Asimov was in 1942. Asimov is famous for his Three Laws. of Robotics that talks about a robot that causes harm to a person, which makes it stay, etc. We currently cannot program the Three Laws into our robots because I remember that I cannot perceive the world well enough to understand when the laws will apply.
I think that as our robots become more sophisticated we are going to want more Asimov-type laws programmed into them. Some of the things viruses do is create a system of rules, but I don't think it's fail-safe. Although robots can be programmed not to harm anyone, certain governments and militaries may demand that rule be lifted, the official launch of the play go robot is near and the team has just begun a final series of tests on what it has become. In a more simplified version robot we have two more days before we have the launch event and I think we can get there, but we had to give up some things, we gave up social interaction, we just decided we didn't have time to put that in, but We have the essentials, after five months of hard work the team has conquered the basics, the play go robot now has touch and object recognition sensors delicate enough to select a single stone from a bowl full of people, but the The question is, can the robot? integrate these tasks and play and you would like to play, please let's see what happens 6d 6d 6 we are still going to find these 6 and E from below there is an ounce and then when everything is going so well, play robot gets confused its ability to decipher the information that enters from four different cameras overloads the system everyone crosses their fingers and hopes that the play go robot can clear its head and gather itself to continue the game the robot makes another attempt but this time it cannot pick up a single stone, as happens with all academic projects, I finally got almost all the pieces.
We cut out the pieces that we think we could live without and it's the last minute and we're trying to integrate everything and when we integrate everything, the units go. wrong, this talks about it in the wrong way I have been struggling with signal changes all day one of the main problems facing robotics today is reliability engineering, how can we make this platform work 24/7 or as reliable as your cars? This is a difficult problem, it is a big task to make machines that imitate day after day the complex skills that humans easily master. Progress can only be achieved through small incremental steps, even though the game fails, significant progress has been made today, the reality is that we.
In fact, we will figure out how to do better about manipulation and that is what we are preparing to do, in a sense, we have done the science, it is just dressing up the integration, which is actually engineering, it is what remains to be done to build. best and best machines the plague Oh, the robot never played at the annual Pentagon presentation, it wasn't going to be the triumph that Rodney Brooks had been betting on, but Rodney's play go robot can be recognized for making it a major evolutionary step on the robot ladder. Now we are focused on teaching robots to do with metal what we do with our flesh, but as we do it, we bring the robots closer to us.
Whatever we believe, whatever the robots are, they won't be far behind them. We, in one way or another, may not be reassembled in exactly the same way, but they will be very intimately connected to who we are as human beings. People often completely underestimate how it will transform their lives. Many people have seen Hollywood movies and think. Robots should be able to do all kinds of wonderful things in the short term, but in the long term I think they don't really understand how humanity is going to transform as we go forward hundreds of years.
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