Meet a robot who can make you sandwiches.
Scientists from the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) showed off the capabilities of two robots called TUM-Rosie and TUM-James, and the results are promising for anyone who ever wanted to have a sandwich or a beverage served by an AI-construct.
Rosie has a “very high degree of cognition,” meaning it can intelligently perceive environments as well as make decisions and execute actions autonomously.
In a more practical sense, it means Rosie can use its built-in camera and two four-fingered hands to manipulate objects such as a slice of bread, cheese, salami, or a coffee cup, to create lunch for you, lazy human.
Meanwhile, the mobile robot James has a Kinect 3D camera sensor and several other sensors and cameras. All of that technology helps him fetch things.
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