Robots can now understand what you are saying to follow commands

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AI makes it easier to talk to robots

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Telling a robot where to go without having to speak like a robot – that is, with natural language commands – is now a lot easier, thanks to a new model based on how people actually speak when giving directions.

Currently many robots use simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) to know where they are in a given landscape. They have to concurrently keep track of their location on a map, while constantly updating their knowledge of the environment.

“SLAM is powerful and is great,” says Jason Corso at the University of Michigan …


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