Dr. Markus Waibel of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) believes that what’s holding robots back is their inability to send and receive new information over the internet like humans do. To combat this problem, and hopefully propel robot development in the process, the Swiss team are developing RoboEarth — a repository of data that robots can use to learn new tasks and expand through their own experiences. At its core, RoboEarth is a World Wide Web for robots: a giant network and database repository where robots can share information and learn from each other about their behavior and their environment. RoboEarth is part of the Cognitive Systems and Robotics Initiative from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme.
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