At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, artificial intelligence researchers showed off their design for a "scraper robot" that mimics the motions of an expert raclette cheese maker and serves perfect slices of the cheese. For the project, researchers collaborated with professional raclette cheese cutter Eddy Baillifard, who owns a famous cheese dairy in the Valais region in Switzerland, and the robot was able to learn how to perform the scraping-like gesture with precision.
With artificial intelligence algorithms, the robotic arm has the ability not only reproduce gestures but also adapting them to different circumstances, especially when there are different sizes or arrangements of cheese.
The cheese-handling AI robot was developed as part of a project that explores how devices can help enhance the daily lives of people with disabilities.
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