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    Robot learns to use tools by ‘watching’ YouTube videos



    Imagine a self-learning robot that can enrich its knowledge about fine-grained manipulation actions (such as preparing food)simply by “watching” demo videos. That’s the idea behind a new robot-training system based on recent developments of “deep neural networks” in computer vision, developed by researchers at the University of Maryland and NICTA in Australia.

    The objective of the system is to improve performance, improving on previous automated robot-training systems such as Robobrain, discussed on KurzweilAI last August. Robobrain, which has been downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals, is designed to deduce where and how to grasp grasp an object from its appearance.

    The with it and other system: there’s a large variation in exactly where (which frames) the action appears in the videos, and without 3D information, its hard for the robot to infer what part of the image to model and how to associate a specific action such as a hand movement (cracking on egg on a dish, for example) with a specific object (“hmm, did the human just crack the egg on the dish, or did it break open magically from an arm movement, or do spheroid objects spontaneously implode?”).

    The researchers took a crack, if you will, at this problem by developing a deep-learning system that uses object recognition (it’s an egg) and grasping-type recognition (it’s using a “precision large diameter” grasping type) and can also learn what tool to use and how to grasp it.

    Their system handles all of that with recognition modules based on a “convolutional neural network” (CNN), which also predicts the most likely action to take using language derived by mining a large database. The robot also needs to understand the hierarchical and recursive structure of an action. For that, the researchers used a parsing module based on a manipulation action grammar.

    The system will be presented Jan. 29 at the AAAI conference in Austin (open-access paper is available online).
    http://www.kurzweilai.net/robot-lear...youtube-videos



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    I have my robots watching videos on the Internet too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I have my robots watching videos on the Internet too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Sex Robots: Meet Roxxxy, Robot That Comes With 'Skank Mode'
    http://www.ibtimes.com/sex-robots-me...w-video-439870
    I think their server just crashed.

    The female half of the species gets scared

    Can you imagine male and female robots assembling baby robots! HOW CUTE!

    -t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I have my robots watching videos on the Internet too.
    Danke is Mr. Universe? How weird is that?


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    And to change her motion you have to take off her hair, remove a plate on her head and push a button. - HOW ROMANTIC!

    There are two other articles, one about a study saying sex robots are a threat to prostitutes.
    http://img.ibtimes.com/www/articles/...threat-new.htm

    but not till about 2050

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangent4ronpaul View Post
    I think their server just crashed.

    The female half of the species gets scared

    Can you imagine male and female robots assembling baby robots! HOW CUTE!

    -t

    I wasn't worried until I saw this. Once Roxxxy leans to cook, I'm obsolete.


    A robot has learned to cook by watching YouTube videos


    An international team of researchers has taught robots cooking skills just by showing them YouTube videos, overcoming a major obstacle in the race to create sci fi-like self-learning service robots.

    Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the past decade, but scientists have struggled to work out how to get robots to learn from human demonstrations - a skill that’s crucial if we want to create helper robots that can teach themselves new skills.

    “The ability to learn actions from human demonstrations is one of the major challenges for the development of intelligent systems," the researchers wrote in a paper that will be presented at the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence later this year.


    "Cooking is an activity, requiring a variety of manipulation actions, that future service robots most likely need to learn."

    To overcome this, the researchers used a process known as “deep learning”, which, put very simply, involves turning data into commands that they can program robots with.

    The data in this case was 88 YouTube cooking videos, which are particularly challenging for robots to learn from as there are so many different variables, such as changing backgrounds and different presenters.

    As the researchers write: “the large variation in the scenery will not allow traditional feature extraction and learning mechanism to work robustly”.

    But despite this, the robots were able to not only recognise objects in the videos, they could also work out how the objects were being held by the presenters and predict their most likely next move. They could then use this information to learn how to use the tools instead.

    It’s a pretty exciting development for robot learning, but we just hope they don’t get too caught up rabbit-holing cute animal videos or gameplay like we do. We definitely wouldn't complain about more of this though:

    http://www.sciencealert.com/a-robot-...youtube-videos

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    I hope they don't let them watch horror films.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClydeCoulter View Post
    I hope they don't let them watch horror films.
    Or Fatal Attraction.

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    My current understanding of robot tech makes me pretty skeptical of robot "vision".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
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    http://www.ibtimes.com/sex-robots-me...w-video-439870


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    Robotize some of these and show them some educational porn videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Sex Robots: Meet Roxxxy, Robot That Comes With 'Skank Mode'
    http://www.ibtimes.com/sex-robots-me...w-video-439870
    LOL. Danke's robot watches porn.

    I went to the roxxy link. Pretty creepy...yt oddly alluring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    LOL. Danke's robot watches porn.

    I went to the roxxy link. Pretty creepy...yt oddly alluring.

    ...

    RoxxyPillow? A woman without arms and legs?



    Quadriplegic fetish? Or for the guy on a budget? Limbs don't come cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I wasn't worried until I saw this. Once Roxxxy leans to cook, I'm obsolete.


    http://www.sciencealert.com/a-robot-...youtube-videos
    Wives cook? *ducks* Seriously though, my ex wife cooked sometimes and was decent at it, but that's probably the least thing I miss. I'm happy enough with my own cooking. And there's always the possibility of eating out. Would I buy a cooking robot or one of those fancy 3D printer "food replicators" they're working on? Hmmmm....

    Anyway, this will be interesting to see how the sex robot industry develops. If it gets this good, the male culture that has decided to choose video games over dating might opt out from sex with humans altogether. Just don't let her do the dishes.

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    Winston Churchhill on why the U.S. should have stayed OUT of World War I

    "I am so %^&*^ sick of this cult of Ron Paul. The Paulites. What is with these %^&*^ people? Why are there so many of them?" YouTube rant by "TheAmazingAtheist"

    "We as a country have lost faith and confidence in freedom." -- Ron Paul

    "It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute." -- Ron Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No need to make it a superhighway.
    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    Wives cook? *ducks* Seriously though, my ex wife cooked sometimes and was decent at it, but that's probably the least thing I miss. I'm happy enough with my own cooking. And there's always the possibility of eating out. Would I buy a cooking robot or one of those fancy 3D printer "food replicators" they're working on? Hmmmm....

    Anyway, this will be interesting to see how the sex robot industry develops. If it gets this good, the male culture that has decided to choose video games over dating might opt out from sex with humans altogether. Just don't let her do the dishes.
    I agree but I don't think robots will ever replace people for sex. They may become more common place but sex is much more than just a physical act.



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