Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

The iPhone is made on a global scale, and it blends computers, the Internet, communications, and artificial intelligence in one blockbuster, game-changing innovation. It reflects so many of the things that our contemporary world is good at, indeed, great at.

 

Tyler Cowen

Web based brain for robots goes live

RATE THIS! +11
Posted in Online on 8th Mar, 2013 10:37 PM by AlexMuller

European scientists have turned on the first part of a web-based database of information to help them cope. Called Rapyuta, the online "brain" describes objects robots have met and can also carry out complicated computation on behalf of a robot.

 

Rapyuta's creators hope it will make robots cheaper as they will not need all their processing power on-board. The Rapyuta database is part of the European Robo Earth project that began in 2011 with the hope of standardising the way robots perceive the human world.

 

Instead of every robot building up its own idiosyncratic catalogue of how to deal with the objects and situations it encounters, Rapyuta would be the place they ask for help when confronted with a novel situation, place or thing.

 

In addition, the web-based service is able to do complicated computation on behalf of a robot - for example if it needs to work out how to navigate a room, fold an item of clothing or understand human speech.

 

The system could be particularly useful for drones, self-driving cars or other mobile robots who have to do a lot of number crunching just to get round, said Mohanarajah Gajamohan, technical head of the project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.



Read original article » Back to category

Comments



 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Science on 2016-07-24 20:25:29
    Neural networks: Why larger brains are more susceptible.....read more
    Posted in Software on 2016-07-24 18:38:25
    10 jobs that Artificial Intelligence and chatbots are.....read more
    Posted in Medicine on 2016-07-24 18:24:16
    Poor Sleep in Childhood Ups Risk of Later Depression,.....read more
    Posted in Medicine on 2016-07-24 01:10:23
    Chinese Scientists Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing on Humans.....read more
    Posted in Hardware on 2016-07-24 00:41:02
    Russia's Plan To Spin Off a New Space Station From the ISS..read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Increase in childhood, adult asthma linked to London's 1952.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Fruit and veggies give you the feel-good factor..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Imaging study in mice sheds light on how the brain draws a map.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Mice can see again! Visual activity regenerates neural.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Tiny bacteria-powered 'windfarm' for your phone?..read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me