Artificial Intelligence Future Trends Feature Unique Ways Of Interacting With Robots
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Interiors Interiors Mar 10, 2017 01:36 PM EST
New artificial intelligence future trends are now emerging as companies find new ways for robots to interact with humans. Robotics and AI have come a long way in terms of innovation and development.
Creative studio Design I/O is pushing the boundaries of finding innovative new ways for automaton interaction. According to FastCompany, Design I/O has come up with a robotic arm called "Mimic", featured in the Toronto International Film Festival.
The creative studio chose an unusual piece of machinery for the event's digiPlaySpace interactive playground section. They chose a Universal Robots UR5 model robotic arm.
The section where this machine is featured is a place that encourages interaction. Strangely enough, the UR5 isn't an interactive robot since it's an industrial mechanical arm that's usually used for monotonous work.
However, the folks at I/O interactive has outfitted the "Mimic" with a camera that recognizes human movement. This robotic arm can interact with guests by reading their body language. Using body language as a user interface is certainly some of the newer innovative artificial intelligence future trends emerging today.
The creative studio programmed the "Mimic" to react differently, depending on the guest in front of it. The robot might shy away at first, but once it gets acquainted to a person, it becomes more friendly. This might be the start of new artificial intelligence future trends wherein we'll see more faceless yet expressive robots.
The modified UR5 robot can properly express itself too, using its wriggling mechanical body in different motions and gestures. This just shows that efficient usage of body language can make up for a lack of facial expressiveness. Meanwhile, some companies are planning for machines to be "fully implemented" into their company in five years, according to Forbes.
We might be seeing robot co-workers a lot more sooner than we've ever imagined. If that's the case, developing new artificial intelligence future trends should be a priority for these companies as well.