EVE Humanoids Upgraded With Voice Commands, Ability To Chain Tasks

With over 17 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related, ever since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself in the garage.

1X Technologies’ EVE humanoid robot recently received an AI upgrade and can now accept and execute voice commands and chain a list of tasks together for completion. That’s neat, but did they have to make them look like ghouls riding Segway? They all look like they’re just a black cloak away from being Dementors. You’re not sucking my soul, robot!

EVE robots were originally designed to be controlled entirely by human operators (overseeing a fleet of up to 15 EVEs), who could tap into their cameras and control their movement. Now, the robots have been given the power of greater autonomy, receiving verbal commands and completing tasks on their own. Robot, go to work and do my job for me. And get another job and do that one, too.

When given multiple commands, the robots chain the single-task models into goal-conditioned models, completing one after another. But can they pat their heads and rub their stomachs simultaneously? Because I can’t. And don’t even get me started on walking and chewing gum.

[via TechEBlog]

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With over 17 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related, ever since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself in the garage.