Nvidia’s AI robot learns from observing humans

Nvidia’s AI robot learns from observing humans
Editor at TechForge Media. Often sighted at global tech conferences with a coffee in one hand and laptop in the other. If it's geeky, I'm probably into it.

Nvidia has demonstrated a robot with a groundbreaking AI which learns to complete tasks by observing the actions of a human.

The researchers, led by Stan Birchfield and Jonathan Tremblay, claim their development is a ‘first of its kind’ deep learning-based system.

In their research paper, they state:

“For robots to perform useful tasks in real-world settings, it must be easy to communicate the task to the robot; this includes both the desired result and any hints as to the best means to achieve that result.

With demonstrations, a user can communicate a task to the robot and provide clues as to how to best perform the task.”

Nvidia’s robot is powered by the firm’s TITAN X graphics cards which features 3584 NVIDIA CUDA cores running at 1.5GHz for a total performance of around 11 TFLOPS.

The company describes TITAN X as “powered by Pascal to deliver up to 3x the performance of previous-generation graphics cards, plus innovative new gaming technologies and breakthrough VR experiences.”

Using the TITAN X, the researchers trained a sequence of neural networks to perform duties associated with perception, program generation, and program execution. From a single human demonstration, the robot could begin to perform tasks.


The researchers will present their research paper and work at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), in Brisbane, Australia this week.

You can find the full paper here (PDF)

What are your thoughts on Nvidia’s AI robot demonstration? Let us know in the comments.


https://www.iottechexpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/iot-tech-expo-world-series.pngInterested in hearing industry leaders discuss subjects like this and sharing their IoT use-cases? Attend the IoT Tech Expo World Series events with upcoming shows in Silicon Valley, London and Amsterdam to learn more.

The show is co-located with the AI & Big Data Expo, Cyber Security & Cloud Expo and Blockchain Expo so you can explore the entire ecosystem in one place.

View Comments
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *