Robotics today is not the same as assembly line Robots of the industrial age because AI is impacting many areas of Robotics.
Specifically, AI is changing Robotics in two key areas
- Robots are becoming autonomous and
- Robots are becoming context aware – especially in their interaction with people
At the AI labs , we have been exploring a few of these areas using the Dobot Magician Robotic Arm in London.
Our work was originally inspired by this post from Google which used the Dobot Magician( build your own machine learning powered robot arm using TensorFlow ... ). In essence, the demo allows you use voice commands to enable the robotic arm to pick up specific objects (ex a red domino). This demo uses multiple AI technologies.