herb

Herb, the robotic Butler has been envisioned by Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, Dave Ferguson, Casey J. Helfrich, Dmitry Berenson, Alvaro Collet, Rosen Diankov, Garratt Gallagher, Geoffrey Hollinger, James Kuffner, Michael VandeWeghe in a joint venture of Intel Research Pittsburg and Carnegie Mellon University. This is a home exploring robotic butler that can efficiently map and search indoors. It can recognize and localize several household objects in high clutter and can even perform complex household tasks like carrying pitchers in such a way that they don’t spill. This robotic butler could well be a revolutionary thing in the home service robotics and could well be integrated in the care of the elderly. Check it out in action after the jump.