Amazon is creating detailed 3D models of suburbia to train its new delivery robots

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When engineers practice AI brokers to play video video games, they typically achieve this at an accelerated rate, having the bot undergo hours of human-speed gameplay in a matter of minutes to stress-test its capabilities. Sadly, no such shortcut exists when creating AI that controls machines in the actual world. You possibly can’t fast-forward actuality.

Properly, you'll be able to in the event you simulate it, which is what Amazon is doing to check its new Scout supply robotic. Chatting with The Verge, Scout VP Sean Scott explains that the corporate has created detailed digital maps of American suburbia to speed up improvement of the bot. It’s collected 3D knowledge, real-life textures, and modeled the sidewalk right down to the storm drains.

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