Elon Musk’s open source OpenAI: We’re working on a robot for your household chores

Like BRETT, Berkley University’s Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, OpenAI’s design would be a general-purpose robot. Image: University of California, Berkeley OpenAI, the artificial-intelligence non-profit backed by Elon Musk, Amazon Web Services, and others to the tune of $1bn, is working on a physical robot that does household chores. The robot OpenAI is targeting would be as reliable, flexible, and intelligent as Rosie the maid from TV cartoon comedy The Jetsons. OpenAI leaders Musk, Sam Altman, Ilya Sutskever, and Greg Brockton explain in a blogpost that they don’t want to manufacture the robot itself, but “enable a physical robot … to perform basic housework”. This would be a general-purpose robot along the lines of BRETT, Berkley University’s Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, which is…


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