Watch This Incredible Parkour Robot!Watch This Boston Dynamics Robot Perform Incredible Parkour
Robotics company Boston Dynamics today posted a YouTube video of its humanoid robot Atlas doing parkour. There’s a wow moment when Atlas smoothly jumps over a log and leaps up a series of 40cm steps without breaking pace.
Pepper The Creepy Robot Will Appear Before UK Parliament As A Witness Next Week
The Commons Education Selection Committee will host Pepper among other witnesses to be questioned by members of parliament in an effort to better understand robots and what role they will play in humanity’s future, including their replacement of McDonald’s workers.
Amazon Developing ‘Picking’ Robots for Warehouses
When Amazon announced plans last week to bump the minimum wage for 250,000 employees to $15 an hour, it avoided a related, but sensitive topic: When might machines replace those workers, many of whom work in its warehouses?
Using Deep Reinforcement Learning to Control Dexterous Robot Hands
Learning Complex Dexterous Manipulation with Deep Reinforcement Learning and Demonstrations proposes a low-cost and high-efficiency control method that uses demonstration and simulation techniques to accelerate the learning process.
Learning Acrobatics by Watching YouTube
In this work, we present a framework for learning skills from videos (SFV). By combining state-of-the-art techniques in computer vision and reinforcement learning, our system enables simulated characters to learn a diverse repertoire of skills from video clips.
Open Sourcing Active Question Reformulation with Reinforcement Learning
"we are releasing a TensorFlow package for Active Question Answering (ActiveQA), a research project that investigates using reinforcement learning to train artificial agents for question answering. Introduced for the first time in our ICLR 2018 paper “Ask the Right Questions: Active Question Reformulation with Reinforcement Learning”, ActiveQA interacts with QA systems using natural language with the goal of providing better answers."
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New Research Examines The Current State of Deep Learning on Android platforms
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