Robots at Work

Robots can be useful tools in places like warehouses, which offer environments that are built for them. At the Intel Labs site on the Pittsburgh, Pa., campus of Carnegie Mellon University, researchers are working on ways to make them more adaptable for places made for humans, including the home.

Intel Labs scientists and researchers from the university are using a robot called HERB – or Home Exploring Robot Butler – as a test bed for a host of various algorithms being devised for personal robots. In addition, Intel Labs also has another research path around collaborative robotics, where robots can interact with humans in various ways.

Both HERB and CoBot2, another test bed for collaborative robotics technology that was created in conjunction with the Coral Lab at CMU, were on display at an open house Sept. 28 at the research lab here. Intel Labs researcher Dean Pomerleau says there are a number of business applications for such collaborative robots. One that Intel Labs and CMU researchers are looking hard at is telepresence. Pomerleau says his research group is working with Intel’s manufacturing group at a fab in China to see how a collaborative robot could work.

For more, read the eWeek article Intel Labs Creating Robots of the Future.

CIO Insight Staff
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