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Experience the Future of Robotics with Google's PaLM-E: A Generalist Robot Brain That Takes Commands


Figure 1. Google announces a language model 'PaLM-E' for robots that understands like humans from vision and text, and can carry out complex commands such as 'bring sweets' (2023). Retrieved from www.gigazine.net


Google has recently unveiled PaLM-E, a generalist robot brain that takes commands in natural language. This is an exciting development in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence, as it allows robots to understand and respond to commands given in everyday language.


PaLM-E is based on Google’s existing large language model (LLM) called “PaLM”, which was designed to predict the next word or phrase in a sentence. With the addition of visual input, PaLM-E can now interpret commands given in natural language and act accordingly. For example, it can be used to control a robotic arm that arranges blocks or complete other tasks with precision.


Figure 2. Google announces a language model 'PaLM-E' for robots that understands like humans from vision and text, and can carry out complex commands such as 'bring sweets' (2023). Retrieved from www.gigazine.net


In addition to its ability to understand natural language commands, PaLM-E also has state-of-the-art few-shot performance on hundreds of language understanding and generation tasks. This means that it can quickly learn new tasks without having to be trained extensively beforehand.


Overall, Google’s PaLM-E is an impressive advancement in robotics and AI technology that could revolutionize how robots are used in the future. By allowing robots to understand natural language commands, this technology could open up new possibilities for automation and make robots more useful than ever before.


Sources:

  • https://the-decoder.com/google-palm-e-combines-language-vision-and-robotics/

  • https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/03/embodied-ai-googles-palm

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