Microsoft Robot AI Azure Cloud
Photo credit: Mohamed Halawany via Yanko Design
Microsoft acquired AI startup Bonsai, which specialized in reinforcement learning for autonomous systems, and last year, they previewed a new Azure-based platform that is partially built on this technology, which helps developers train the models necessary to power them. This innovative combines Microsoft’s tools for machine teaching / machine learning with simulation tools as well as the company’s IoT services and its open-source Robot Operating System. Read more to see what a robot running on this technology could look like.


Microsoft Robot AI Azure Cloud
Microsoft Robot AI Azure Cloud
Microsoft Robot AI Azure Cloud
This robot by industrial designer Mohamed Halawany would be more of a personal companion, complete with a touchscreen running the Windows operating system. Whether it be watching movies, television shows or getting some work done, there are endless possibilities. Some users may bring this robot along for real-time language translation purposes, while others may place it behind a counter at a hotel to serve guests.

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Microsoft Robot AI Azure Cloud
Microsoft Robot AI Azure Cloud

Machines have been progressing on a path from being completely manual to having a fixed automated function to becoming intelligent where they can actually deal with real-world situations themselves. We want to help accelerate that journey, without requiring our customers to have an army of AI experts,” said Gurdeep Pall, Microsoft vice president for Business AI.