Robotics

Deep reinforcement learning: Teaching robots like children

When children play with toys, they learn about the world around them—and today's robots aren't all that different. At UC Berkeley's Robot Learning Lab, groups of robots are working to master the same kinds of tasks that ...

Robotics

Google's robot learns to walk in real world

The field of robotics took one step forward—followed by another, then several more—when a robot called Rainbow Dash recently taught itself to walk. The four-legged machine only required a few hours to learn to walk backward ...

Automotive

Machine learning to optimize traffic and reduce pollution

Applying artificial intelligence to self-driving cars to smooth traffic, reduce fuel consumption, and improve air quality predictions may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers at the Department of Energy's ...

Computer Sciences

How a computer learns to dribble: Practice, practice, practice

Basketball players need lots of practice before they master the dribble, and it turns out that's true for computer-animated players as well. By using deep reinforcement learning, players in video basketball games can glean ...

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