“Robots” that can Pick up “things From Chaos”
A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has developed a new system that allows robots to scan and visualize random objects to accomplish tasks previously not performed by robots. This is a huge achievement that robots gain a new skill that has been exclusively human in the past.
For decades, robots have been able to perform predefined and programmed operations. For example, robots in controlled environments-for example, assembly lines-can pick up the same thing over and over again to accomplish the task of fitting a piece in a car, for example.
The Institute of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (MIT) has been able to design a program that can be combined with robots to make a fundamental distinction between objects, allowing them to better understand and manipulate elements and components, and, most importantly, Distinguished between the mess of things saved or dumped in warehouses and storage areas.
Lucas Manueli, a pre-doctoral student and lead author of the study, says the system is still limited, but scalable, to make robots in the future “skillful in identifying things that you have not seen before.”
Potential applications of these robots include industrial processes, which interrogate human intervention to classify or classify products. For example, robots can differentiate between different parts of a vehicle. Thus, the robot can perform tasks such as bringing parts from a store filled with different kinds of tools and objects.
The team creates an algorithm that scans a series of images captured for the purpose or tool to be retrieved by the robot, and later forms an intuitional system that designs a three-dimensional map of the instrument. The robot matches the instrument that was captured with the desired instrument. If the results match, Search continues until it matches.
The research team hopes to improve the system in the future so that the robot learns to pick and pick up specific objects, which they have not seen before.