Pay attention. We’re only going to show you this once: OpenAI coaches robots to copy humans • The Register

The ultimate goal in robotics is the ability to train a machine to perform general tasks after it learns from a few examples. OpenAI is a step closer to achieving this by applying a new algorithm called one-shot imitation learning to a robot arm.

In the demonstration, a human wears a virtual reality headset to stack a series of colored blocks in an imaginary world. The robot then copies what the person did in the VR simulation after seeing it once, creating a tower of blocks in the same order. The software that the robot learns from is split into two neural networks: one for vision and the other for imitation.

First, the vision component takes an input from the robot’s camera to gauge the positions of the different objects.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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