NVIDIA AI agent learns task by watching a human do it (video)

Posted on Tuesday, May 22 2018 @ 15:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA researchers announced the creation of the first deep learning system that can teach a robot to do something merely by observing how a human does it.
The method is designed to enhance communication between humans and robots and at the same time further research that will enable people to work alongside robots seamlessly.

“For robots to perform useful tasks in real-world settings, it must be easy to communicate the task to the robot; this includes both the desired result and any hints as to the best means to achieve that result,” the researchers stated in their research paper. “With demonstrations, a user can communicate a task to the robot and provide clues as to how to best perform the task.”

Using NVIDIA TITAN X GPUs, the researchers trained a sequence of neural networks to perform duties associated with perception, program generation, and program execution. As a result, the robot was able to learn a task from a single demonstration in the real world.
Pretty neat stuff! More details at NVIDIA.

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