Disney Research has built a soft robotic arm that looks like it could easily belong to a real-life Baymax, if the movie "Big Hero 6" was about to come to life. For more videos, subscribe to Mashable Daily: http://on.mash.to/SubscribeNews Give us a follow: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mashable/
Facebook's AI team has been extra thirsty for robotics lately. Over the course of the past year, Facebook has expanded its robotics operations around the world and taught hexapod robots to walk. Last week, Facebook AI released the Replica photorealistic training data set and Habitat, a simulation engine for embodied AI, like robots. As part of that same effort, Facebook AI today introduced open source robotics framework PyRobot. Created in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University researchers, PyRobot can run deep learning models trained by Facebook's machine learning framework PyTorch.
Sophia is Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced robot to date and a cultural icon. She has become a media darling, appearing on major media outlets around the world, igniting the interest of people regardless of age, gender, and culture, even gracing the cover of one of the top fashion magazines. Her press coverage has a potential reach of over ten billion readers in 2017. Sophia is a highly sought-after speaker in business and showed her prowess and great potential across many industries. She has met face-to-face with key decision makers in banking, insurance, auto manufacturing, property development, media, and entertainment.