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New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017

New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017

Our columnist brings his international perspective to the latest robot applications shown at iRex 2017 in Tokyo. Machine learning, service robots, and Society 5.0 all have implications for automation beyond Japan.

Watch Pepper Robot Learn to Play Darts

Watch Pepper Robot Learn to Play Darts

Pepper uses trial-and-error learning to learn how to play darts. A human initially guides Pepper's arm to teach it how to throw, but Pepper hits a bulls-eye after just 60 throws.