The Future Of Humanoid Robots
Meet Vaishvik Satyam
Robotics Engineer @ Sirena Technologies
Vaishvik Satyam is a ROS developer, with a keen interest in developing robots that can walk and can navigate autonomously from one point to the other. He is currently making a career in the manufacturing of robots.
Vaishvik likes making robotics-based tutorials on youtube which has a lot of people in understanding the concepts of Machine learning as well as Deep learning.
Here the You Tube Channel of Vaishvik Satyam robotics-based tutorials
What inspired you to pursue a career in robotics?
It has been 13 years since I first saw a robot. I was in 6th grade when one day, a teacher of mine made a robot which he could control through his laptop.
It was July 13th, 2006. That moment became a memory I will never forget. All my steps after that day were towards Robotics and how can I make robots even cooler!
Presently, I make humanoids that are autonomous in nature and take their own decisions!
What goal you would like to reach in the next 5 years as a roboticist?
As a Roboticist, I would like to get into Robot manufacturing in various countries and pull down the cost of robots. This is a 20-year plan, but in 5 years, I can at least get started.
I need to get some funds to set up space, employee few people and have an assembly line. Currently, I am looking for sponsorship for the same.
On what tasks biped humanoid robotics could be used successfully in society?
Imagine a world where everyone you meet, has a humanoid assistant, who listens to owner commands.
Simple commands like ordering 2 boxes of eggs. The robot takes care of the prices, owner relations with Shops, Transaction, and delivery. A robot walks with you and keeps learning your behavior as a child, understands your body language.
Humanoids can be our next Extremely intelligent Pets.
How reinforcement learning could help walking humanoids?
Reinforcement Learning is a process of learning on the fly while making mistakes. As all living creatures do. No one comes into the world with a learned model and starts executing it.
Reinforcement learning gives a chance to the robot to learn from its surroundings, giving them a personal touch from the owner.
This personal touch can be as sophisticated as your behavior to as simple as your walking speed.
What challenge biped humanoid robotics is facing for their use and development?
There is a huge number of challenges humanoid robotics is facing.
One of the most important ones is Humanoids need expensive components to be able to balance, walk, and process surroundings, all at the same time.
We have the technology to be able to make the brain of the robot, but expensive components push up over the edge.
Do you have any Robotics projects that want to share your experience?
Currently, I am working on a Quadruped, a four-legged creature.
It has been only a few months in the project and I can see endless possibilities of owning a robot of such intelligence.
Many people believe, Robots would make their lives easy. This is not always true. Some Robots are made to make your life more entertaining.
To be able to walk with your robot, and sometimes teach him some tricks can make live little more fun.
There is any project from a robotics developer become an inspiration for you?
Yes. There are many Robotics Developers out there. One of my favorites is Luigi. He is working already existing Humanoids out in the market and making them smarter and intelligent.
He is working towards making robots popular among developers. We should all check him out. His Instagram handle is luigi.robot.
What company that as roboticist is your dream to work for?
I would like to work for Amazon Robotics one day. Mostly because of the resources they have and the skills they hold. They are making robots for commercial use but sooner or later, they would shift to indoor robots. If enough people are researching on Indoor Robots, we are not much far from having a first full-featured robot, stable enough to be deployed.
Can you mention any book about robotics that recently has your attention?
Currently, I am reading probabilistic robotics by Thrun, Burgard, and fox. This book explains all the problems we face when we are working with Localization in robots. This book also contains solutions and concepts.
People who really want to understand the complexity of the localization of the robot would enjoy this book a lot.
To know more about the Robotics projects of Vaishvik Satyam here his Github