• 14:45-15:10
  • Zaal 1
  • Seminar WUR

Training robots to perform repetitive tasks through human demonstrations

  • Aneesh Chauhan
  • Wageningen University & Research

An automation solution which is developed to pack oranges cannot be easily transformed to sort pears, or grade grapes. A person can easily be taught to carry out these different tasks. Our automation solutions are not nearly as versatile. What if you could teach a robot to perform a task, just like you would a new employee. WUR’s Agro Food Robotics programme is developing a robotic solution which can learn to perform new tasks by observing human teachers. Such a robot offers more value per unit, since it can learn to perform multiple tasks, for example, an orange sorting robot can easily be taught to perform banana packaging, or apple grading.