Betty, the Robot Manager

Robots in the office

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Fri, Jun 17th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Mirror brings to attention Betty the Robot, an experimental trainee office manager which, aside from greeting visitors, will monitor staff presence after-hours, clutter, and safety.

Dr Nick Hawes, from the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham and who leads the STRANDS project, said: “For robots to work alongside humans in normal work environments it is important that they are both robust enough to operate autonomously without expert help, and that they learn to adapt to their environments to improve their performance.

"Betty demonstrates both these abilities in a real working environment: we expect her to operate for two months without expert input, whilst using cutting-edge AI techniques to increase her understanding of the world around her.”

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