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Forget the zombie apocalypse, the ROBOT APOCALYPSE is near!

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/26/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

New project aims to help robots learn tasks and share information through networks.

A large scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources-called Robo Brain-is currently downloading a processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals. This information will be translated and stored in a robot-friendly format that future robots will be able to draw upon when needed.

In the future, robots will be connected through a kind of internet which will allow connected robots to gather and use information in everyday tasks.

In the future, robots will be connected through a kind of internet which will allow connected robots to gather and use information in everyday tasks.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/26/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Science, Technology, International


LOS ANGELES, CA (catholic Online) - So as to adequately help humans in homes, offices and factories, robots will need to understand how the world works and how the humans around them behave.

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Before Robo Brain, researchers had to teach robots these things one at a time: How to find keys, pour a drink, put away dishes, and when not to interrupt two people who are having a conversation. All this will be included in the easy to use Robo Brain package.

"Our laptops and cell phones have access to all the information we want. If a robot encounters a situation it hasn't seen before it can query Robo Brain in the cloud," said Ashutosh Saxena, an assistant professor of computer science at Cornell University.

Saxena, and colleagues from Cornell, Stanford and Brown universities, and the University of California, Berkeley, say Robo Brain will process images to pick out the object in them, and connecting these images and video with text, it will learn to recognize objects and how they are used, along with human languages and behaviors.

If a robot connected to Robo Brain sees a coffee mug, it can realize that the object is not just a coffee mug, but also that liquids can be poured into or out of it, that it can be grasped by the handle, and that it must be carried upright when it is full, as opposed to when it is being carried from a dishwasher to a cupboard.

A robots brain stores what it has learned in the form that mathematicians call a Markov model, which can be represented graphically as a set of points connected by lines, something akin to a web between Facebook relationships, but on a much greater order of magnitude.

"The Robo Brain will look like a gigantic, branching graph with abilities for multi-dimensional queries," said Aditya Jami, a researcher at Cornell, who designed the large-scale database for the brain.

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