Researchers Teach A Robot To Catch Flying ObjectsWhen the robot uprising begins, don’t try to take on our new overlords by throwing assorted household items at them. It won't work!
It's not just the catching part what's interesting here, it's the way hand learns how to do it.
More and more parts of autonomous human-like robots are getting figured out across the globe. They are getting faster, lighter, and use artificial intelligence to learn the desired behaviour.
I'm creating a
artificial life simulation for my thesis, and this interests me deeply.
A couple of years ago, I've seen first drones coming to life. They were home/lab built and required extensive knowledge to come by.
Today you can get them online for as low as couple hundred $. They get bigger, are used to carry stuff like cameras, in aerial photography, and companies like Amazon talk about using them as autonomous delivery systems.
We're at the phase where most of the needed technology exists, scattered around the world in different labs, developed by different teams. Collecting all that into one product, providing SDK with "smart stuff" built in, and packaging it into an affordable packet, will take some more time.
Whoever does it first, will start a revolution bigger than the smartphone, and I want in!Quote in the subtitle and image: http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/12/researchers-teach-a-robot-to-catch-flying-objects-like-yogi-berra .