Google Robots Are Learning From Each Other

Robots are just big babies: They must learn the same basic motor skills as humans. The only difference is, robots are quicker studies. The Google Research team this week shared their experiences training cyborgs to grasp objects. While a human child is able to grip objects after one year, it takes about four years to acquire the sophisticated precision required to pick up specific tools and move them. And they can’t really impart that knowledge to their toddler pals. Networked robots, on the other hand, can share their experience with each other, allowing 14 separate machines to learn in parallel—no cyborg left behind. Watch Google’s robots practice grasping a range of common office and household items in the video below. Initial attempts are random and rarely successful. But…


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