10 Robots That Are Learning Scary New Skills

9. SecondHands

Second Hands

SecondHands is an evolving artificial intelligent, humanoid robot designed by Ocado Technology and supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 project. SecondHands is currently being designed to be able to track what its engineers are doing, learn the tasks being performed by humans and then synthetically understand its own abilities in order to offer humans assistance. SecondHands is built to be flexible with torque-controlled arms, bendable torso, and anthropomorphic hands. The designers of SecondHands are working to make it increase its own intelligence and to act independently. SecondHands the humanoid robot is presently learning to understand normal speech patterns and to respond to voice commands. Its designers happily report that SecondHands may have the potential for high-level reasoning on its own.