Why robots are about to become way more useful

Robots are starting to become capable of doing tasks such as folding laundry and cooking, which not too long ago were seen as almost impossible tasks

Apr 18, 2024

There’s a well-known observation among roboticists called the Moravec’s paradox: What is hard for humans is easy for machines, and what is easy for humans is hard for machines. Thanks to AI, this is now changing.

Key takeaways

  • Cheap hardware makes research more accessible with new robots now available at price tags around $18,000;
  • AI is helping us build “robotic brains” that learn from their environment on the go and adjust their behavior accordingly;
  • More data allows robots to learn more skills, and early signs show that more data is leading to smarter robots.

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