Robots can improve themselves by imitating humans

It was quite interesting that the robots imitated humans to gain new abilities. In a new project, the robot managed to imitate humans and learn new skills by trying again and again.

At Carnegie Mellon University, which is known for its scientific studies in the USA, a special project was started on robots imitating humans to learn new abilities. The robot followed human behavior with deep learning and then imitated the behavior. Although some imitations were initially unsuccessful, the robots were able to learn these skills permanently, thanks to hours of repetition. With the project, it is aimed that the robots will develop themselves and become more skilled especially in housework.

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“Robots learning by watching humans directly remains an unresolved issue in the field. But this work takes an important step in enabling this capability.” The new system, which was introduced with the name WHIRL, is called WHIRL. The project, which is carried out with the participation of faculty members and students, is expected to start a new era in robotic systems.

More than 20 tasks were performed in the first tests with the robot. A number of tasks, such as picking up the garbage bag, unplugging the charger, opening the refrigerator, pulling out the drawers, were successfully performed by the robot in repetitions, if not the first time. Typically based on imitation or reinforcement learning, the WHIRL system is currently one of the most notable innovations in robotics. Moreover, one of the most important goals of the team in this field is to learn the desired skills from the videos. For this, video platforms such as YouTube will be added to the circuit.