Robots have learned how to set up a table by watching people
Specialists in robotics are trying to make training easier so that the devices can be easily adapted to different tasks in the future. According to the TechXplore, robots have already learned how to set up the table by watching people.
A system to train robots to handle such complex tasks has been developed by specialists at MIT. The system is based on the ability to simultaneously assess ambiguous requirements in order to achieve a goal. The system always chooses the actions that are most likely to lead to success, based on "beliefs" about what is needed to accomplish the task.
Scientists first let the robot learn how a person puts various devices on the dining table - forks, spoons, knives, plates. Then the robot arm set the table itself in a certain way.