Robot "training academies" helps robots learn to perform complicated tasks by watching a human do them first.
The University of Maryland's (UMD) Autonomy, Robotics, and Cognition Lab is developing a "training academies" which help industrial robots learn to perform complicated tasks by watching a human do them first. Researchers let industrial robots watched thousands of YouTube video--a more efficient way than programming robots--to learn how human do various tasks. This project indicates that robots are able to study instead of just following program. The new trends in robotic are finding new approaches to learning, and robots working in close proximity with people.
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