AI Improves Robotic Performance in DARPA’s Machine Common Sense Program

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Source: DARPA
Source: DARPA

July 12, 2022 | Originally published by DARPA on June 22, 2022

Researchers with DARPA’s Machine Common Sense (MCS) program demonstrated a series of improvements to robotic system performance over the course of multiple experiments. Just as infants must learn from experience, MCS seeks to construct computational models that mimic the core domains of child cognition for objects (intuitive physics), agents (intentional actors), and places (spatial navigation).

Using only simulated training, recent MCS experiments demonstrated advancements in systems’ abilities – ranging from understanding how to grasp objects and adapting to obstacles to changing speed/gait for various goals.