08 Jan '17, 10pm

For 'intelligent' robot, chess is just a hobby

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - A robot developed by engineers in Taiwan can pour coffee and move chess pieces on a board against an opponent, but he's looking for a real job. The robot developed by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute, which spent the week playing games against opponents at the Consumer Electronics Show, was displaying what developers call an "intelligent vision system" which can see its environment and act with greater precision than its peers. With this enhanced vision, the robot can perform variety of tasks for service and manufacturing, and can also learn on the job with artificial intelligence. Playing chess is just a hobby showcasing the robot's visual acuity - such as the ability to distinguish between different chessmen - and dexterity in gripping and moving objects. The vision system can recognize objects and their location with greater precision ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/for-intel...

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