Researchers have taught robots to have some of the most boring hallucinations since the worst excesses of the classic rock era. They’ve taught them to hallucinate furniture arrangement.
Researchers in the Personal Robotics Lab of Ashutosh Saxena, assistant professor of computer science, have already taught robots to identify common objects, pick them up and place them stably in appropriate locations. Now they’ve added the human element by teaching robots to “hallucinate” where and how humans might stand, sit or work in a room, and place objects in their usual relationship to those imaginary people.
It’s not exactly the wall turning into waves or a sudden apprehension of the fractal nature of a tree but machines have to start hallucinating somewhere. I started at a school dance.
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