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by Bastiane Huang

People tend to imagine a wide range of different machines when they talk about robots: Pepper, a social robot from Softbank; Atlas, a humanoid that can do backflip made by Boston Dynamics; the cyborg assassin from the Terminator movies; and the lifelike figures that populate the television series West World. People who are not familiar with the industry tend to hold polarized views. Either they have unrealistically high estimations of robots’ ability to mimic human-level intelligence or they underestimate the potential of new researches and technologies.

Over the past year, my friends in the venture, tech, and startup scenes have asked me what’s “actually” going on in deep reinforcement learning and robotics. They wonder: how are AI-enabled robots different from traditional ones? Do they have the potential to revolutionize various industries? What are their capabilities and limitations? These questions tell me how surprisingly challenging it can be to understand the current industry landscape, let alone make predictions for the future. I am writing this article with a humble attempt to demystify AI and deep reinforcement learning enabled robotics, topics that we hear a lot about but understand superficially or not at all. To begin, I’ll answer a basic question: what are AI-enabled robots and what makes them unique? …


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2018 was a busy year for Osaro. Last year we worked hard to market OsaroPick, our proprietary vision and control automation software, to systems integrators worldwide — focusing on tapping into markets for automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) and ecommerce fulfillment. …

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