Microsoft is partnering with OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, to test the AI technology on robots. The Microsoft researchers team aims to see if ChatGPT can "think beyond the text and reason about the physical world to help with robotics tasks."
ChatGPT Takes Control of Robots
The researchers at Microsoft have released their early findings after allowing ChatGPT to take control of small robots. The team imagines a future where people can give commands like "heat up my lunch" to at-home robots.
Using ChatGPT for Robotics Tasks
In a recent report, the researchers detailed how they used certain prompts to allow ChatGPT to control a small drone. By writing instructions in the ChatGPT chatbox, the researchers could direct the drone to find objects in a room and complete tasks, such as finding a healthy drink and taking a selfie.
ChatGPT's Suitability for Robotics
ChatGPT's ability to quickly translate natural language into code makes it well-suited for following commands in robotics. OpenAI's technology has created concern among software engineers about the future, but they are also excited about the potential for disruption in various industries.
Caution from Microsoft Researchers
While the researchers at Microsoft acknowledge that their work represents only a small fraction of what is possible, they caution that the outputs from ChatGPT should only be deployed with careful analysis.