Facebook is expanding its areas of research in robotics to build better AI with the help of self-supervised learning.
As Engadget reports, the social networking giant shared details about three additional areas of research, including model-based reinforcement learning (RL) to enable robots that can teach themselves through trial and error using direct input from sensors, teaching the ability to explore using human-like curiosity, and how to feel physically using predictive deep-learning model.
The researchers were able to get a six-legged robot to teach itself to walk. Using the RL algorithm, the hexapod learnt how to walk in a matter of hours instead of days. (ANI)