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Friday, July 17, 2020

Japanese Robots Learn Food Prep: Resemble Kangaroos

Note the proposal that at first the food will be prepared by humans  remotely, and those motions will be learned.  Then the system will use that learning to prepare foods afterwards.   By robots resembling kangaroos.

Japanese Robot to Clock In at Convenience Store
Tim Kelly; Kevin Buckland
July 15, 2020

In August, a robot from Japanese developer Telexistence will prepare food at a FamilyMart convenience store, with plans to expand its deployment to about 20 outlets in Tokyo by 2022. Human operators initially will operate the Model T robots remotely with virtual reality goggles and motion-sensor controls until their artificial intelligence can learn to mimic human movements. Telexistence uses human operators to train its robots, which is far less expensive than complex programming. The Model T vaguely resembles a kangaroo, a design choice meant to put shoppers at ease by avoiding a more unsettling human like appearance.  ..." 

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