Facebook teaches AI-powered robot to adapt while walking
Researchers tested a four-legged robot on sand, oil, rocks and other tricky surfaces.
The four-legged robot resembles a dog walking over sand, rocks and other difficult surfaces. As it moves forward, the black robot adjusts its stride and adapts without falling.
Teaming up with Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and the University of California, Berkeley, Facebook's AI research team taught the unnamed robot how to adjust to different conditions in real time, the team said Friday. In a video, the robot, which was created by Chinese startup Unitree, adjusts how it walks as it moves over stones, down stairs, through a construction site and around outdoor terrain.