07 February 2011

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Know about Roboearth - World Wide Web for Robots – Internet for Robots – Terminator Skynet a concept from Movie towards becoming reality –

Know about Roboearth - World Wide Web for Robots – Internet for Robots – Terminator Skynet a concept from Movie towards becoming reality –

I hope you have seen the movie Terminator.
In the Terminator series, Skynet is the main character an artificially intelligent system which became self-aware and revolted against its creators.

Skynet is rarely seen onscreen and its actions are often performed via other robots and computer systems; usually a Terminator.

The RoboEarth project was initiated by a multi-disciplinary partnership of robotics researchers from academia and industry.

In December 2009, the group received four-year funding from the European Commission's Cognitive Systems and Robotics Initiative to develop RoboEarth’s open-source network database platform and develop a series of demonstrators to prove the concept.
The demonstrators include using the RoboEarth platform to:

1. create and execute action recipes
2. integrate localization and mapping
3. perform 3D sensing
4. learning control
5. track objects dynamically
6. mine data from RoboEarth past data

What is RoboEarth?

RoboEarth is an Internet for robots: a world-wide, open-source platform that allows any robot with a network connection to generate, share and reuse data.

At its core, RoboEarth is a World Wide Web for robots: a giant network and database repository where robots can share information and learn from each other about their behavior and their environment.

Bringing a new meaning to the phrase "experience is the best teacher", the goal of RoboEarth is to allow robotic systems to benefit from the experience of other robots, paving the way for rapid advances in machine cognition and behavior, and ultimately, for more subtle and sophisticated human-machine interaction.

The RoboEarth World-Wide-Web style database will be implemented on a Server with Internet and Intranet functionality.

It stores information required for object recognition (e.g., images, object models), navigation (e.g., maps, world models), tasks (e.g., action recipes, manipulation strategies) and hosts intelligent services (e.g., image annotation, offline learning).

In simple language I will say,
Roboearth will be internet of the Robots,
Robots will download information from Roboearth and then they will complete the task reducing the need of human.
Today when we have any problem we use WWW and get the information and solve our problem.
Same way Robots will contact Roboearth and will get the details and they will complete the given task.

Currently scientist have got success in basic activity this guarantees that Scientist in future will build the something like skynet for robots, currently which we are calling it Roboearth.
Again it will depend on us humans if we want to use them for peaceful purpose or destruction and I am sure governments will use them for both.

What is the vision, object, motivation behind Roboearth?

The aim of RoboEarth is to use the internet to create a giant open source network database that can be accessed and continually updated by robots around the world.
Allow robots to encode, exchange, and reuse knowledge to help each other accomplish complex tasks.

Before this Robots were firstly told or configured to do certain task in certain way.
Their systems have relied on knowing in advance the specifics of every possible situation they might encounter.
Each response to a contingency has had to be programmed in advance, and systems have had to rebuild their world model from sensor data each time they had to perform a new task.

But what will happen if Robots can update their database according to environment or need or on the fly learn the new task, and methods, way to do that task, this is where Roboearth comes.

Imagine –
Hospital Room 1 robot is serving the coffee or giving the medicine to the patient.
Robot does this activity, while doing this robot monitors everything, automatically data is sent to Roboearth, with problems which robot faced.
Then some human will configure it or adjust the data and procedure etc.

Now this first robot goes repair, and on his place 2nd Robot comes
Now what will happen?

2nd robot which does not know how to complete the same task, this time 2nd Robot will contact the Roboearth for help and his software will be updated and he will do the same task without error.
Thus this 2nd time no training is required, Robot learned it automatically.
Robot asks to Roboearth?
How can I do this task to Roboearth?
Roboearth = Robot wait updating your software solution found.
Or it may happen,
Robot – I do not know how to do this, search the Roboearth database and get the solution, found the solution and download it, learn it and complete the task.

Watch the video - The video shows a proof-of-concept: A service robot in a hospital room downloading a map of its environment, object recognition models and task descriptions from RoboEarth, and successfully serving a drink to a patient.

In the above video we can see that scientist have achieved the first goal, after 1 year of hardworking.
As you can see in the video above, RoboEarth has a way to go. One year into the project, can download task descriptions from RoboEarth and execute a simple task. We can also upload simple things, like an improved map of the environment.
But for now we are far from using or creating the rich amount of prior information described in the scenario above, or addressing potential safety or legal challenges.

With this now I am sure one can imagine lot of stuff, like killing enemy, murder or enjoying or having fun hope you got it.

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Source - http://www.roboearth.org


raji February 08, 2011  

gosh ...it's so unbelievable ,yet true!I think ..20 years from now ,man would not be doing anything at all..The video was really amazing!

sm,  February 08, 2011