This Robot Can Read Your Mind




Have you ever had a thirst for a cold beverage, and wished it would just magically appear in your hands? It might just happen in the near future, as researchers at Cornell University have developed a robot which can predict what you want to do next

The mind-reading robot — a PR2 personal robot designed by Willow Garage, equipped with a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera — does that by analyzing your body movements. It then searches through its database of various household activities and decides which action will likely follow

Let’s say you’re done with your lunch and you want to place the leftovers into the fridge. The robot sees that you’re picking up a container with food and proceeds to open the fridge for you, as that action is very likely to happen next Read more…

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