Engineer embeds AI in robotic dog

Engineer embeds AI in robotic dog

May 23, 2023

The idea of robots communicating with humans using an AI model might seem impossible, but thanks to the world of engineering, where impossibilities are put to the test. Santiago, a robot engineer, has successfully integrated his Boston Dynamics robot dog, Spot, with ChatGPT. The integration made the dog more efficient in performing complex tasks and answering queries.

Marvelled by the integration, Santiago leverages ChatGPT’s ability to generate coherent and meaningful text based on user input and Google’s text-to-speech technology, augment them and install them on the robotic dog, enabling it to interpret questions, parse documents, and formulate answers.

The dog Spot can take and answer questions by voice, as seen in a video posted by Santiago. Spot gave accurate answers about its battery level, mission details and more. The more fascinating fact about Spot is that it can indicate yes-no answers by nodding or shaking its head.

Santiago confirmed that the robot dog runs an automated task every day, and each task uses a long and difficult-to-understand configuration file that only a technician can understand. After each mission, the robot dog collects a lot of data, but there’s no easy way to query all that data at any time. This is where ChatGPT comes into play, making it easier to understand the configuration files and query the data.

There are a lot more opportunities coming with AI, and humans are never getting tired to see how the integration, including the create software architecture, will be to our benefit. The field of artificial intelligence continues to evolve rapidly, opening doors to innovative solutions and advancements across various industries. As businesses and individuals explore the potential of AI, the need for robust software architecture becomes increasingly important.