Posted September 23, 2019 07:09:37Tetra Robotics has created an artificial agent that can help people learn how to solve their problems and help them with the tasks that are most important to them.
Tetral robots have been used to help people solve problems in education, business and more.
Now the company is looking to apply its technology to the field of energy technology, with the aim of giving people access to their energy use as a form of personal empowerment.
“If we can make machines that can be more than just robots to perform certain tasks, it opens up a whole new set of possibilities,” says Tetral CEO and founder Dr Andrew Leavitt.
“We believe we have a real opportunity to have machines that are smarter than us in a variety of areas.”
Tetras main product, Tetra Energy Systems, aims to make it easier for people to solve energy-related problems in a way that is both practical and personal.
“In energy, the more energy you use, the bigger the impact on your environment and on your health,” explains Dr Leavitz.
“And in terms of personal energy, a lot of people are just not aware of how much energy they actually use in their daily lives.”
Tets goal is to be a way for people in many areas to become more empowered by becoming energy-aware and using the energy generated to improve their environment and their health.
The company is also exploring how to apply the technology to help energy-intensive industries, such as manufacturing and retail.
“As technology continues to advance, there are going to be more opportunities to make more energy-efficient devices and machines and use it in ways that are better for our environment,” explains Tetral co-founder and CEO Andrew Leovitt.
“And this is where we see an opportunity to build a product that’s not only powerful but also very accessible.”
Tes energy-sensing robots are the result of the company’s research into how to build artificial intelligence, or AI, into everyday objects and systems.
“The key to AI is in the details, so we wanted to build something that could be built with the minimum amount of code needed,” explains Mr Leavits co-inventor and co-CEO.
“It would not only be a really cool and simple thing to build, but also extremely user-friendly, because you would not need to worry about having it run on a battery, a processor, or a whole bunch of sensors,” he says.
“Tetrafactors are really a natural fit for that because they are built to be extremely fast and responsive and can do very simple tasks.”
You can imagine a person being able to set up an application in a few minutes, and then it would be running in real-time and answering all sorts of queries.
“In a similar vein, the company has also designed a machine that can learn from human behaviour.”
This is the sort of machine that we think will be useful for the future in energy,” says Mr Leovits co the co-author of a paper detailing Tetral’s technology that is due to be published later this year in the journal Science Robotics.”
People often think of energy as being something that we can use to power our devices.
But this is actually a whole different world.
“Instead of using electricity for powering your home, or your car, this is a whole other world where energy is a tool to be used in a range of areas from health care to manufacturing, and that’s something that’s going to happen over the next 10 years,” he explains.
“So the idea is to put a lot more thought into the things that energy can do and give people a better sense of how energy can be used.”
In the meantime, Tetral is working to develop its technology and to bring it to market.
The team is currently exploring different scenarios for what Tetral may be able to do with the technology, including building a robot that could help people find lost objects and help people recover lost items.
“But as technology progresses, it’s also going to give us an opportunity in terms in how we can be really powerful in terms not just in the real world but in the future,” says Dr Leovitz.