Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Geeky Gadget #5: A Robot that can Think, Learn, And Act For Itself

Japan does it again! The researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology recently designed and built a robot that can think, learn, and solve problems on its own, using artificial intelligence.




The researchers at the Institute used a technology called Self-Organising Incremental Neutral Network (SOINN), which means that when this robot is faced with a problem that  it has never seen before, it uses its past experiences in order to make educated guesses as to what  should be done. If the robot does not know how to solve a problem, it will ask for help and can be taught how to do that task, and he will remember it for future.


I guess this means that we are one step closer to World Robot Domination, haha, I joke, I joke. No but the most scary part is that this robot is web-enabled, which means it can communicate with other robots over the web, and learn how to do a task....We need John Connor!


Here is a video of the Robot in Action :








Well that is it for today's post...See you all tomorrow!

20 comments:

  1. Lol japaneses love this kind of stuffs.

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  2. We really are one step closer to robot domination now. Maybe I should start hugging my laptop and showering it with praise.

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  3. Wooohooo! One step closer to Optimus Prime!

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  4. That's awesome and creeepy, let's just hope that robot is an Autobot o;

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  5. ^ Agreed, this has given me an idea for a blog post, I'll be linking this one ;)

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  6. very impressive to see how far technology has come

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  7. Im pretty sure this is the robot from the first Power Rangers..

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  8. Wow. It can pour water! When can it kill all humans?

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  9. LOL XXOBERNOOBXX

    seriously, how long until robots enslave us? a century?

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  10. Now if it can just learn how to do my laundry. I'll even teach it for free!

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  11. Cool, but the thought of robots thinking for themselves kinda bugs me lol

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  12. Wow, that's pretty neat! Science, man. Friggin' science.

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  13. WOW! i can't wait to see what they have in 20 years. The way the robot can choose what to do in the video is amazing!

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  14. Skynet... here we come! The technology being developed today is really quite amazing.

    +followed :)

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  15. I think robots are already outdated

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  16. Really reminds me of the robot from the old Lost in Space series.

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