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of understanding and coping with unstructured environments (like the ones humans work in) because their systems have relied on knowing in advance the specifics of every possible situation they might encounter. Each response to a contingency has had to be programmed in advance, and systems have had to rebuild their world model from sensor data each time they had to perform a new task.</p> <p>This is one of the main reasons why, to date, robots have been mostly relegated to highly controlled and predictable environments like manufacturing plants, but have made few significant inroads into the human sphere. The human world is just too nuanced and too complicated to be summarized within a limited set of specifications.</p> <p>But what if robots could learn from their past experiences? And what if they could share their new-found knowledge instantaneously with their peers?</p> </div></section></div> <div class="flex_column av_one_half avia-builder-el-3 el_after_av_one_half avia-builder-el-last "><section class="av_textblock_section" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="https://schema.org/CreativeWork" ><div class='avia_textblock ' itemprop="text" ><p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">These are not hypothetical questions. Rapid development of sensor and networking technology is now enabling researchers to collect vast amounts of sensor data, and new data-mining tools are being developed to extract meaningful patterns. Researchers are already using networked 'feed forward' approaches to make significant advances in machine-based learning systems.</span></p> <p>Thus far, however, these smart feed forward systems have been operating in isolation from each other. If they are decommissioned, all that learning is lost. 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