artificial intelligence It is progressing by leaps and bounds, even as robots are performing tasks previously only available to humans such as preparing food, clearing tables, ordering and even a drop Fetching drinks without spilling.
Now researchers at the Institute for Robotics and Machine Intelligence of the Technical University in Munich have created a model that allows Robot Serve tea and coffee faster and safer than a human.
To do this, they have relied on a robotic arm developed by creator Franca Amica, who have placed it on a table and connected it to a computer to take advantage of its artificial intelligence.
it is robotic arm He can lift a glass full to the top, lift it, shake it back and forth, and not spill a drop.
It is based on the principle of spherical pendulum
To achieve this milestone, the researchers fed the robot algebraic formulas more than 300 years old in mathematics, based on Moroccan tea trays that apply the principle of the spherical pendulum.
,Most approaches have focused primarily on limiting acceleration to keep liquid splash under control. or they have worked with fluid dynamics to calculate the behavior of these substances to predict trajectories“, Understand luis figueredo, lead scientist of the team. ,It takes at least a few minutes, if not hours, and the result is still uncertain.,
The researchers created this technology for the topic of health care and the transportation of hazardous liquids: “But industries involved in the transport of materials that present biological and chemical hazards would probably also be interested in such a solution.”, adds Figueredo.
this for now robots It is working with touch sensors as a safety mechanism, and yet it retracts immediately on detecting any kind of collision while keeping the liquid safe.