Since the introduction robots have played a revolutionary role in the development of industries and increased the development in various ways. Robots in the industries have been good for companies but fear to humans and in the future robots could completely replace humans.
Covariant, a Californian AI and robotics startup have developed a new revolutionary robot that can pick up things like humans. Covariant tested and installed one of its robots at Obeta, an electrical parts company that is powered by Knapp’s Automation technology for Warehouses.
Peter Puchwein, VP of innovation at Knapp said to The Verge “We tested this robot for three or four months, and it can handle nearly everything we throw at it, we’re really going to push these onto the market. We want a very high number of these machines out there.”
At Covariant, the engineers specializes in a branch of artificial intelligence called reinforcement learning in which the machines are tested to learn new tasks and perform on their own, with the rise in online sales and the logistics are required to perform faster in delivering products to the customer.
Some warehouses around the world now use robots to fetch items from the shelves placed at higher or lower places, but building a robot that can pick up items from boxes filled with items of various sizes and shapes. Covariant built the software for the robot that can help them learn through trial and error. The robot installed inside the German warehouse can pick and sort more than 10,000 different items, and it does this with more than 99 percent accuracy, according to Covariant.
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