The robots can be equipped with a squeegee to sort out the garbage, wipe down the tables.
Google has deployed robots in its office. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
- Fleet of over 100 robot prototypes
- Table-chairs are cleaning, broom-wiped too
A fleet of more than 100 robots are carrying out many useful tasks around Google offices in the US, signaling the age of machines slowly taking over human work. Such as cleaning tables, sorting garbage, holding cups and even opening doors for visitors. Google’s parent company Alphabet has announced that its Everyday Robots project—a team within its experimental labs—has taken some of its robot prototypes out of the lab and is doing useful work around Google’s Bay Area campuses.
Hans Peter Brondmo, Chief Robot Officer, said, “We now operate a fleet of over 100 robotic prototypes that are autonomously performing a range of useful functions around our offices. Those robots could be equipped with a squeegee to sort garbage, wipe down tables, and use the same gripper that can learn to open doors, he said in a statement. Over the years, Alphabet has been building an integrated hardware and software system designed for learning.
Robots are equipped with a mix of different cameras and sensors to take you to the world around them. Using a combination of machine learning techniques such as reinforcement learning, collaborative learning and performance learning, robots have consistently gained a better understanding of the world around them, making them more efficient at performing everyday tasks, the company said. “Over time we will expand the types of work they are doing and the buildings we work in and look forward to sharing updates from our journey in the months and years to come,” Brondmo said.
First Published : 21 Nov 2021, 10:54:32 AM
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