“Dubbed Robo Brain, the repository, which robots can access over the Internet, is designed to let the machines draw on its more than 10 terabytes of data whenever they need it. The knowledge store resides on Amazon Web Service's public cloud.”
"Instead of teaching each piece of knowledge to each robot, when a robot goes out in the real world, it can query the brain and learn how to do things."
“With Robo Brain, individual robots, whether it's a robotic arm working on a factory floor, an autonomous car or a robot assistant helping an elderly person at home, can draw on this store of information and learn from what other robots have already learned.”
“In July, the team of scientists began uploading about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals. They also uploaded all of the training and information they already had given the different robots created in their own individual laboratories.”
“When a robot learns something, it should feed that experience back into the repository. That way the brain will grow and hold more and better knowledge and experiences to pass on to other robots.”
“Robo Brain is designed to process the images uploaded into it and pick out the pertinent objects in them. It is learning to recognize objects and how they are used, along with human language and behavior.”
“Only the four institutions involved in the work have access to Robo Brain, though Saxena said he hopes that within six months, that number should grow to 10. In two years, he hopes 100 institutions and companies will have access to it.”