Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence in which systems use training data to recognize patterns and learn to make make decisions without explicit human programming. Machine learning algorithms can be supervised or unsupervised, depending on the level of human involvement in learning to predict outcomes. In reinforcement learning, machines learn through trial and error, weighting the results to improve behavior over time. Assumptions by the people building data sets or models can cause AI bias. Machine learning is used in object recognition and classification for robots and autonomous vehicles.
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Everyday Robots Moves Out of Alphabet X, Reports Progress Toward General Purpose Robot
November 20, 2021
From cleaning a table and picking up toys to opening doors, everyday tasks are coming within reach of service robots, says Everyday Robots, which is spinning out of X Development.
TRI Announces Machine Learning Advances at International Conference on Computer Vision
October 11, 2021
The Toyota Research Institute, or TRI, is presenting six papers that it said advance the state of the art in machine learning and computer vision for robots and other applications.
9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
September 2, 2021
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.
Alphabet’s X Launches Intrinsic to Make Robot Programming Easier
July 23, 2021
A team at X, the innovation unit of Alphabet, has spent five and a half years developing tools to make it easier for robots to sense and be used in...
Farm Robots Could Lead to a Utopian—or Dystopian—Future, Argues Researcher
July 18, 2021
As farms of all sizes look to adopt automation, robotics developers and policymakers should take a broader view of the potential environmental impacts, says a German scientist.
MHS Robotics Spins Out From R&D Unit to Provide Supply Chain Technologies
July 14, 2021
MHS Robotics offers autonomous mobile robots, computer vision, machine vision, simulation, 3D cameras, and end effectors for e-commerce and parcel logistics facilities.
German, Canadian Researchers Work to Improve Robot Picking in FLAIROP Project
July 7, 2021
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Festo, Darwin AI, and the University of Waterloo are working to apply deep learning to improve robotic picking in warehouses.
Toyota Research Institute Demonstrates New Robot Capabilities for Household Tasks
June 21, 2021
Robots often have difficulty recognizing transparent and reflective surfaces, but Toyota Research Institute says it has developed a way for household robots to generalize for complex situations.
Precision AI Raises $20M for Drone-Based Computer Vision for Sustainable Agriculture
May 4, 2021
Precision.AI Inc. provides fully autonomous spraying and crop-protection systems for farms of all sizes and equipment manufacturers.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and MIT Work to Bridge Gap Between Robot Vision, Touch
April 30, 2021
MERL and MIT researchers are working to apply machine learning, collaborative robots, sensors, and vision to help robots more dexterously manipulate items such as food.
Attabotics Works With AltaML and Amii to Add AI Capabilities to Supply Chains
April 28, 2021
Attabotics has partnered with two organizations in Alberta, Canada, to add AI, machine learning, and IoT to help customers be more proactive.
MIRAI Accelerates Robotic Perception and Learning, Says Micropsi
April 15, 2021
Unlike other demonstration training systems for cobots, MIRAI allows robots to perceive nd make adjustments in real time, says Ronnie Vuine, founder and CEO of Micropsi Industries.
Image Recognition Enables Complex Object-Handling Applications
April 10, 2021
Advances in convolutional neural networks are enabling robots to recognize a wider range of objects, which is essential in piece picking, palletizing, and sortation.
AppHarvest Acquires Agricultural Robotics and AI Startup Root AI for $60M
April 8, 2021
Root AI's staff and executives will join AppHarvest and continue developing the Virgo "universal harvester" to apply robotics and AI to indoor farming.
OnLogic Offers Cincoze GM-1000 Embedded GPU Computer
February 16, 2021
The Cincoze GM-1000 features an embedded MXM GPU, high-speed I/O and Intel Xeon CPUs for advanced embedded machine vision applications, company says.