Scientists have developed a new, highly sophisticated member who will keep a check on all that’s going on at the workplace. A research team of University of Birmingham in the UK have developed an intelligent and highly sophisticated robot that will soon join the world of work as a trainee office manager. So what all this robot would do in its trial period? Betty, the smart robot will greet guests at reception and carry out tasks at the Transport Systems Catapult, based in Milton Keynes, in the UK.
His duties will have an inclusion of patrolling the offices, assessing how many staff members are in the office outside working hours and monitoring the environment by collating data on clutter, office temperature, humidity and noise.
Betty will also check fire doors are closed and desks are clear. This highly sophisticated robot runs Artificial Intelligence-driven software developed by an international research team led by the University of Birmingham.
This software enables to process all the information required for her related to her environment, learning and so on. Using the sophisticated cameras and scanners Betty can create a map of her surrounding area, identifying desks, chairs and other objects that she must negotiate when she is moving around, as well as detecting people's movement through activity recognition.
Whats so interesting about Betty is that it’s a part of the 7.2 million EU-funded STRANDS project where robots are learning how to act intelligently and independently in real-world environments while understanding 3D space and how this changes over time from milliseconds to months.