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RSS FeedsThis robot uses Microsoft AI to learn how to pick up cigarettes on beaches
(Windows Phone Central)


22 july 2021 13:28:40

This robot uses Microsoft AI to learn how to pick up cigarettes on beaches
(Windows Phone Central)

Project.BB uses Microsoft Trove AI technology to learn how to identify cigarette butts on beaches. What you need to know Engineers built a robot designed to pick up cigarette butts from the beach. The robot uses Microsoft`s Trove AI system to identify cigarette butts in the sand. The company behind the robot is working on companion devices to look out for cigarette butts. Litter is a global problem, and each year over 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are improperly disposed. Many of those butts end up in the sands of beaches. A pair of dutch engineers, Martijn Lukaart and Edwin Bos, designed a robot to pick up cigarette butts to clean up beaches. It`s called BeachBot, or BB for short, and it uses artificial intelligence tech from Microsoft (via CNet). BB gets better at identifying the waste it can pick up as it receives more images of cigarette butts. TechTics, the company behind BB, asked people to send in photos to help teach the robot. Right now, it`s received 200 images that it...

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