Smart robots are more intelligent than we thought, according to a new study that claims the robots are smarter and more human-like than we know.
The study, published by the Centre for Cyber and Homeland Security Research at the University of Cambridge, claimed smart robots are capable of better understanding human behaviour, such as when it comes to using social media.
“The research has shown that smart robots may be able to outperform humans in certain tasks, such the understanding of human behaviour,” Professor Christopher Farr, from the Centre’s Department of Cyber and Cybersecurity, told TechRadar.
“This is good news for businesses, governments, and other organisations that rely on robots for important functions.
The research also provides a platform for understanding and developing robotics in the future.”
The research examined a large number of tasks and found that robots can perform tasks at significantly higher levels than humans.
In the tasks where humans performed well, the robots were outperforming the human participants by an average of 13.5 per cent.
In other words, they outperformed human participants in the tasks they were asked to perform.
The robots were also outperforming human participants at other types of tasks, including those that required thinking, memory, and decision making.
“There is growing evidence that smart robotics will become increasingly important in the 21st century, with the potential to transform the way we live, work, and play,” Professor Farr said.
The researchers say that these findings will have a huge impact on business, industry, and government.
The researchers also found that a significant number of human tasks could be automated with the use of intelligent robots, such that a smart robot could perform tasks in less time than a human could.
For example, a robot could be programmed to perform a task in less than 30 seconds, which is a fraction of the time it would take to train a human, the researchers said.
“The results suggest that the smart robots in our research can achieve much better performance than humans in a variety of tasks,” Professor Daniel Wojciechowski, from Carnegie Mellon University, said in a statement.
“The study provides an important insight into the way smart robots perform tasks, which could ultimately lead to better and more accurate robotics in use on the battlefield and beyond.”
The researchers are now working on further research that could further improve the research.