Video: The robot that can pour you a beer

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RESEARCHERS at a US university have unveiled a robot that can predict the actions of humans and use the information to perform basic household tasks.

Computer scientists at Cornell University equipped a PR2 robot with a Microsoft Kinect camera and a database of 3D videos outlining basic human activities to teach it appropriate responses to human actions.

A screenshot of the robot pouring a beer. Picture: Youtube

A screenshot of the robot pouring a beer. Picture: Youtube

The robot’s prediction accuracy is at 82 per cent, researchers claim, and can also learn from mistakes.

A video released by university researchers shows the robot opening a fridge door, and pouring a beer without being prompted.

Powered by 16 laptop batteries, the robot can also make breakfast and put food in the fridge, according to researchers.

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