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A Curious Robot

Bielefeld University’s humanoid robot head FloBi was recently unveiled, and now they’ve posted a video showcasing their work with a learning robot.  Comprised of a BARTHOC humanoid head and torso, and two arms equipped with Shadow Hands, the robot asks a human teacher about its surroundings to identify objects in its field of view and to manipulate them.  To better understand how to grasp objects, a human instructor performs demonstrations while wearing a CyberGlove II, which registers 22 separate joint angles.

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[source: Bielefeld U. Project site] via [CITECBielefeld @ YouTube]