EU researchers develop flexible learning system that allows factory robots to be easily trained by co-workers via an iPad app and simple gestures.
By Emmet Cole
April 04, 2014
The factory of the future is one in which humans and robots work in close proximity to each other. It’s also one in which the robots can easily be trained to perform new tasks by their human co-workers.
Unlike traditional industrial robots, which need to be fenced off, are limited in functionality, and often take legions of coders and roboticists to maintain, the factory bots of the future are safe to roam the factory floor, come with an easily-adaptable general intelligence that makes them functionally flexible, and, crucially, will be within the financial reach of small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs).
European researchers involved in the STAMINA (Sustainable and Reliable Robotics…
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