Robo Brain is designed to acquire a vast range of skills and knowledge from publicly available information sources such as YouTube. The information it learns can then be accessed by robots around the world, helping them to perform everyday tasks.
The robot can browse internet pages by the millions to source the skills and knowledge therein. From YouTube videos to how-to articles, the purpose is to do more than just read data, and allow the digitalized mind to teach itself the uses of different objects.
According to its website the robot, named Robo Brain, can learn concepts, and interpret natural language text, pictures, and movies. It also watches humans with sensors and learns from its interaction with them.
Robo Brain can also recognize objects and figure out how they are used based on its observations, according to researchers. Because of the robot’s understanding of how an object correlates to its use by us, Robo Brain can teach other robots how to act in new situations.
Experts believe robots may be available in homes within 10 years, with robot vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers among the devices already available. Researchers are increasingly looking to develop central repository stores of information to power these robots.
Source: BBC News