Teaching robots new skills is easier said than done. In good old days, you’d have to write code to get it done. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use a VR headset to virtually guide robots through tasks? Pieter Abbeel and his students at the University of California, Berkeley are working on such an idea.
The idea is to write a piece of software, use machine learning to allow robots to learn new tasks faster. Using a VR headset, people can train a robot faster without ever touching it. The technique is ideal for robots working in manufacturing environments.