29 Jul '16, 4am

Elon Musk Puts Funding Towards a Robot Maid

Elon Musk Puts Funding Towards a Robot Maid

Not all of Elon Musk’s money goes towards Tesla, Solar City and SpaceX. Musk is one of a set of Silicon Valley types who have invested in a company called OpenAI. OpenAI performs research into artificial intelligence, and part of that work includes reprogramming robots from Fetch Robotics. Fetch Robotics builds hardware for warehouse automation. The OpenAI researchers are putting software into the robots from Fetch that will give them the chance to learn through trial and error. SEE ALSO: Tesla Scrambles To Finish ‘Gigafactory’ to Meet Model 3 Launch Date The idea behind this is that innovations in software, as well as machine learning, will be better suited to giving robots new abilities, as opposed to advances in hardware. One robot can follow human workers around a warehouse and to pick up dropped items. The robots have a mobile base, 3-D depth scanners, a 2-D laser sca...

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