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Humanoid Robot Acts Out Prompts Like It's Playing Charades

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The robot makes gestures in response to text prompts.

The Alter3 robot gestures in response to the prompt “I was enjoying a movie while eating popcorn at the theater when I realized that I was actually eating the popcorn of the person next to me.”

Credit: Takahide Yoshida et al

A humanoid robot developed by researchers at Japan's University of Tokyo can be controlled using text prompts given to the large language model GPT-4.

The Alter3 robot uses air pistons to control the 43 moving parts of its head, body, and arms.

Two prompts were used to achieve particular movements: one asking GPT-4 to translate the movement into a series of concrete actions, the other asking that each item on the action list be transformed into the Python programming language (with details of how the code maps to the robot's body parts).

The system translated both simple and complex requests into movement.

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