Intelligent Vision System for Companion Robots

Disability and Robotics

Author: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Published: 2017/01/06 - Updated: 2018/10/07
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: ITRI announces introduction and demonstration of Intelligent Vision System for Companion Robots at CES 2017 booth #2015.

Introduction

The Intelligent Vision System robot can play chess, pour coffee, and learn experientially. The system enables robots and other machines to interpret the visual world, act on visual information, change their behavior and perform tasks based on random events and requirements.

Main Digest

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan's largest and one of the world's leading high-tech applied research institutions, today announced it will introduce and demonstrate its Intelligent Vision System for Companion Robots at CES 2017. ITRI invites potential partners and attendees to booth #2015, Tech East, Westgate, to play chess and have coffee with a robot commanded by ITRI's Intelligent Vision System. A video demo of the Intelligent Vision System is available below.

ITRI's Intelligent Vision System enables robots and other machines to interpret the visual world, act on visual information, and learn from experience. The Intelligent Vision System can be applied to consumer and industrial requirements. In a companion robot application, a robot equipped with ITRI's Intelligent Vision System could perform household tasks such as setting and clearing a table, and assisting seniors or disabled people with drink refills and meal preparation, while continually improving its performance based on experience. In an industrial setting, a robot equipped with ITRI's Intelligent Vision System could change its behavior without prior notification based on which assemblies are currently running on an assembly line, greatly reducing the time required to change assemblies.

A December 2016 IDC report, "IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2017 Predictions," includes the following predictions for worldwide robotics: By 2018, 30 percent of all new robotic deployments will be smart collaborative robots that operate three times faster than today's robots and are safe for work around humans. And, 45 percent of the 200 leading global ecommerce and omni-channel commerce companies will deploy robotics systems in their order fulfillment warehousing and delivery operations. By 2019, 35 percent of leading organizations in logistics, health, utilities, and resources will explore the use of robots to automate operations. By 2020, 40 percent of commercial robots will become connected to a mesh of shared intelligence, resulting in 200 percent improvement in overall robotic operational efficiency.

ITRI's Intelligent Vision System delivers the following technology breakthroughs:

"ITRI's Intelligent Vision System has many potential applications for companion robots that can assist seniors, families and individuals, and continually learn to better perform at its tasks," said Dr. Ming-Jer Kao, deputy general director of ITRI's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories. "We are looking forward to demonstrating at CES 2017 a robotic technology that reflects the important trends and addresses critical needs in consumer and industrial markets."

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