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Kindred’s team of scientists are exploring new types of cognitive architectures that can make any machine smarter. We are focused on uncovering how brains learn through a physical body and applying those learnings to create and teach a new intelligent class of robots that will enhance the quality of our day-to-day lives, and in particular, the way we work.

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Futuristic Robots Are Lending Their Hands in Gap's Warehouse

Kindred’s new customer and investment highlights the growing trend of companies like Amazon (AMZN, -0.38%) and Target (TGT, -0.65%) using robots to move warehouse inventory and track items on store shelves.  Read more...

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Kindred.ai Named to MIT's 50 Smartest COMPANIES List

The robots use machine-learning algorithms to operate, but if one runs into problems—say, while grasping and placing items inside a warehouse—the human can temporarily take control, and the robot will improve its performance via reinforcement learning. Read more...

 

THE NEXT BIG LEAP IN AI COULD COME FROM WAREHOUSE ROBOTS

Kindred is now focused on getting its robotic putwall, Sort, into warehouses, where it can begin learning at an accelerated pace by sorting vastly different products and observing human operators. Read more...

 

25 women in robotics you need to know about – 2017

Suzanne Gildert is co-founder and CSO of Kindred AI. She is responsible for the development of cognitive architectures that allow Kindred's robots to learn about themselves and their environments. Read more...

 

The Business of Artificial Intelligence

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee report on the potential of AI, its practical implications, and the barriers to its adoption. The article notes a small but growing area within the field isreinforcement learning, highlighting robots created by Kindred that use machine learning to identify and sort objects they’ve never encountered before, speeding up the “pick and place” process in distribution centers for consumer goods. Read more...

 
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When YOUR ROBOT learnS from humans, who should train it?

Let's say you want to teach a robot to play basketball. How do you decide who should train it? Should you have it learn from an all-star, so that the robot mimics that player's particular style? Or should it learn from a blend of data from multiple players with varying play styles across myriad teams? That question is top of mind for Suzanne Gildert. Read more...

 
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How a Human-Machine Mind Meld Could Make Robots Smarter

Kindred AI is teaching robots new tasks using human virtual-reality “pilots.” The ultimate goal is to create a new kind of artificial intelligence. Read more...

 

Secretive Canadian Company Teaches Robots to Be More Like People

Take the role of sorting boxes in a warehouse run by Amazon or Wal-Mart. A single human operator could be plugged into multiple robots, stepping in when they run into a problem but otherwise letting them pick up and re-arrange the boxes on their own. Read more...