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23 de marzo de 2013

¿Sueñan los robots con la crema o con la galleta?

Investigadores de la prestigiosa  Universidad Carnegie Mellon han enseñado HERB, un robot mayordomo, la importante tarea de separar las galletas Oreo de la crema.

Ha sido una tarea compleja y delicada y que llevó al robot HERB un tiempo para aprender (se aprende haciendo) cómo llevar a cabo la importante tarea. También ha requerido el desarrollo de algunos algoritmos complejos por parte de los científicos Carnie Mellon.

Al robot HIERB se le escucha decir de forma perspicaz y divertida: "Separando galletas Oreo. Aparentemente es un gran reto para los seres humanos." 

Echar un vistazo:

2 de agosto de 2012

Is possible a strong and generalist AI indistinguishable from humans? Cloud Roboting

From Turing Test point of view (1950), in my opinion a strong and generalist intelligence and behaviour like humans is possible using up a critical number of specialized AI tools, aplications and “bricks”.
Humans we are considered intelligent from the time we used specialized tools, and the machine tools for robots growing exponentially are now in the "Cloud" (Cloud Computing), which are scalable and can give service to thousands (millions) of robots as Google search engine or Twitter provides service for many milions of humans.
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As in 1989 was "invented" the WWW, which growed and progressively popularized in second half of 90's years of last century, a phenomenon that nobody predicted, and this is the high level layer aplicaction for humans over low layer protocols TCP/IP created in 60's years of last century for military purposes.
Now it's time to create a new high level layer aplication for robots and machines over the same TCP/IP basic protocols than WWW with thousands (milions) of specialized tools which I call "bricks of AI" which have to been integrated with intelligence & interdisciplinary methodology, and using standards for structuring information, as XML, upoading robot caaptured images, videos , sending all magnitudes capturated by sensors, missions & orders, etc. to the cloud and obtaining an instant response "on demand". Something similar like WWW thinked only for humans, not robots .
The big oportunity as important as WWW in 90’s is NOW because these reasons:
  1. Mobile new technologies (Smartphones) are mature and growing exponentially in features, delay times and bandwith with wifi (indor robots) or 3G, 4G, 5G (outside home robots). Smartphones are already produced in large scale and are commodities, so prices will decrease. (Client side=cheap robot = AI cloud-robots become popular)
  2. Cloud Computing technologies are mature and growing exponentially (server side = millions of expert, learning, NLP, etc. AI tools or "bricks" for hard process and quick calculations and access to big data, correlations of patterns with media data for Artificial Vision, voice recognition, etc)
The big oportunity is for everybody:
  • Key players for image, video and voice recognition: Google, Apple, Microsoft…
  • Startups and entrepeneurs with a high knowhow of specific field of knowledge and a “brick” of human behavior.
  • Middle tech companies,
  • Open Source community
  • AI institutes and university and research departments (AI discipline exists from 1956, and they have had varying success in so many years in a lot of specific fields)
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Examples of  thousands (milions?) of specialized tools very intelligent in their specialization and absolutely silly and stupid  in other tasks:
  • RTS (Robot Tools Server) for redirecting each machine or robot to the optime specialized cloud tool (like DNS in WWW) for complete a mission.
  • Expert tools: chess (Deep Blue machine won the human world champion Kasparov on 1987, 25 years ago), psicology, emotional intelligence, loyer, languages, empathy, medical, history, mycology, weather, etc…
  • Prediction tools.
  • Technic tools/big data: Artificial vision for recogition of thousands of objects with milions of patterns hosted in the Cloud. Voice recognition, Semantic recognition. Machines will upload their images,videos & sounds to the cloud as nowadays a simple smartphone already does into a social network.
  • Downloading specilized programs and firmware “on demand” tools for client side (robots)
  • Learning tools: the robots can learn from their own past experience depending on if a past mission failed or ended with success, memory, knowhow, etc and store all this information on the cloud. A human from his born is always learning from it's own experience and delays 18 years in adquiring a bit of maturity, and more than 30 years in working professionally with solvency and experience... lets give the same time to strong and generalist AI cloud robots and machines.
All this "AI bricks"  in the cloud will give soon (5 years or less) to a machine the chance to pass Turing Test of AI, and the social changes may be dramatic when will not exist any difference for everybody between the intelligence of a human and the intelligence of a machine or personal robot from Turing Test point of view. And even more with a superhuman (transhuman) intelligence.
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I call this strong and generaalist AI new concept as "CLOUD ROBOTING" and in my opinion is inevitable and the logic next step after WWW , Web 2.0, Cloud Computing  and emerging mobile technologies.
This new high level aplication layer over TCP/IP basic protocols  for machines (AI “bricks” or tools) will produce the first Technological Singularity of the history of the human civilization in these times of accelerated changes that we usually perceive them as linear, and make cloud-robots really popular and usefully as the ideal practical tools or the best friends for humans, ideal for resolving global problems.


Action is urgently needed in the education of our children.
In a world where everything changes rapidly and exponentially: technology and its social effects, where everything is "terra incognita", which makes absolute sense is to teach values.

Toni Ferraté, Founder & CEO of RO-BOTICA

1 de julio de 2012

IEEE ICRA 2012 DARwIn Humanoid Application Challenge. Institute of Robotics, CSIC-UPC

Here's the presentation made with the robot DARwIn-OP on May 16th by Institute of Robotics, CSIC-UPC in the IEEE ICRA 2012 DARwIn Humanoid Application Challenge.
They present in this video the work they are currently carrying out with the DARwIn-OP robot, which includes:

  • Integration of a 2 degree of freedom gripper in each arm using AX-12A servos
  • Integration of a time of flight camera in the robot's head
  • Integration of all the standard robot features and also the new ones with the ROS middleware.

Institute of Robotics Team Members: Guillem Alenyà Ribas, Sergi Hernandez Juan, Aleix Rull Sanahuja.

Currently developing autonomous grasping operations using 3D ToF camera perceptions.

Here's their video submission for the registration:

IRI (UPC-CSIC) members have been awarded by ROBOTIS with a special award consisting of a BIOLOID Premium Kit for the quality of their research, awarded by the RO-BOTICA company, exclusive distributor in Spain of all products from the Korean company ROBOTIS, world leader in education and research with robotic product.


In the image Guillem Alenyà and Sergi Hernandez from IRI, receiving the award from Toni Ferraté, President of RO-BOTICA

26 de junio de 2012

Nuevo robot volador AR.Drone 2.0 ya disponible

AR.Drone 2.0 Parrot - Robot volador con visión 2ª generación ¡ya disponible en RO-BOTICA! Sé el primero en conseguirlo.


Ahora con mas resolución de cámara y grabación de vídeos y fotografías. Mientras vuela, su cámara frontal transmite en directo mediante WiFi lo que ve el robot volador para pilotarlo a más distancia, y permite grabarlo en la memoria del Tablet o Smartphone, o en una llave USB conectada al propio robot. Con más y mejores sensores estabilizadores sincronizados en movimientos e inclinaciones con los del smartphone o tablet. Puede realizar piruetas increibles en exteriores e interiores.

Comparativa con la 1ª generación de AR.Drone:


No te pierdas los espectaculares vídeos del AR.Drone 2.0 en acción:

Vídeos AR.Drone 2.0:




Más información AR.Drone 2.0 >>

16 de marzo de 2012

Imágenes de innorobo 2012. 14 - 16 de marzo, Lyon. La ROBOLUCIÓN.

Acabamos de llegar del Innovation Robotic Summit, INNOROBO 2012, en Lyon, Francia, medio robotizados de investigar la interioridades de tanto robot susceptible de ser distribuido en España y un evento muy interesante para conocer las tendencias de un sector emergente y de impresionante futuro: la robótica personal y de servicios, sector en el que nos encontramos en la prehistoria, pero a punto de cambiar el rumbo de la historia. El nivel del programa paralelo de conferencias y sus ponentes también han puesto el listón muy alto.

Este año por primera vez, y en su segunda edición, con excelente participación española a través de las empresas Pal Robotics y AISOY.

A continuación, y cómo muestra de los visto en innorobo, adjuntamos una colección de fotos:

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