Skip to comments.This robotic hand learned to solve a Rubik’s Cube on its own — just like a human.
Posted on 10/18/2019 10:09:03 PM PDT by bitt
Researchers say the feat moves robots one step closer to human-level dexterity.
Solving a Rubiks Cube is hard enough for most people.
Solving a Rubiks Cube with one hand is even harder.
Harder still: designing a lone robot hand capable of solving a Rubiks Cube all by itself. Such a machine would require unprecedented dexterity and coordinated finger joint movements, as well as the ability to learn a new task over time and independently the way a human would.
This week, researchers at OpenAI a well-known San Francisco-based research lab focused on developing benevolent artificial intelligence announced that theyd done just that, setting a new robotics benchmark in an era of increasingly sophisticated, intelligent machines.
In a statement hailing their achievement, researchers said the robotic hand, which theyve dubbed Dactyl, moves robots one step closer to human-level dexterity.
Solving a Rubiks Cube requires unprecedented dexterity and the ability to execute flawlessly or recover from mistakes successfully for a long period of time," the statement said. Even for humans, solving a Rubiks Cube one-handed is no simple task there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 ways to scramble a Rubiks Cube.
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I’m more impressed that it can manipulate the cube with one hand.
You mean it peeled the stickers off and moved them?
Right .. or read the book?
I’ll be impressed when a stock article written by AI doesn’t read like a 6 year old wrote it...and a slow witted 6 year old at that.
Got 2 cousins who are a CEO and a CTO for good sized companies and they said AI is useful Tool in some instances but is actually creating more jobs at this point than it is taking.
They said the things we read about are the VERY CUTTING EDGE and not what’s being sold out there.
AND any AI decisions based on massed data have to be double checked by humans anyway.
I remember in the 90s when typing was gonna be a thing of the past by 1999 because of voice typing.
I type 100wpm and can still make extra money on the side with that speed.
There will be jobs for a while folks.
It’s not hard to solve a Rubik’s Cube are you have to do is remember a set of moves that’s already been published forever
But can the hand...er, forget it.
There was this one episode of The Big Bang Theory in which Wolowitz has this robotic hand....
True artificial intelligence will be demonstrated when a robot programmed for tasks such as dishwashing, or assembling automobiles, or something like that, will pick up a Rubik Cube, ON IT'S OWN, and then fiddle with it until it is solved. We're a long long way from that.
No, it is not just like a human.
It did no such thing. This thing has memory and a micro processor loaded with code that directs it store information and follow a very simple if then equation while storing the results and trying it again. It does this repeatedly and quickly. It does this based on logic developed and programmed into it. It is doing nothing more then what it was told to do by some probably very smart person.
The programmer and mechanical engineer solved the cube using the hand the built.
Interesting with a touch of scary.
It used to be newspapers wrote articles on a 4th grade level to many could comprehend. Today’s writing? Ugh.
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