Self-teaching humanoid robot ushers in the era of automated servants

That long awaited household humanoid robot you've been waiting for is just about here in the form of an amazingly capable robot called the ARMAR-III.

Conceived and developed by a team of European researchers, the robots uses a technique called "embodied cognition," a process involving two-way communication its lower-level sensors (such hands and camera eyes) and its higher-level planning processor, to understand and interact with the world around it. In short, this is one of the many ways robots will begin to teach themselves. You can see the ARMAR-III learning how to help around the kitchen in the video below.

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