11 Oct '11, 4am

Japanese researchers unveil robot that can 'think' and teach itself to perform tasks it's not programmed to do

TOKYO (AFP) - Robots that learn from experience and can solve novel problems - just like humans - sound like science fiction. But a Japanese researcher is working on making them science fact, with machines that can teach themselves to perform tasks they have not been programmed to do, using objects they have never seen before. In a world first, Osamu Hasegawa, associate professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, has developed a system that allows robots to look around their environment and do research on the Internet, enabling them to 'think' how best to solve a problem. 'Most existing robots are good at processing and performing the tasks they are pre-programmed to do, but they know little about the 'real world' where we humans live,' he told AFP. 'So our project is an attempt to build a bridge between robots and that real world,' he said.

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