Researchers at Google DeepMind and Stanford University on Wednesday announced Mobile ALOHA, a low-cost open-source hardware system for bimanual teleoperation.
It is a humanoid robot that can be remote operated by a user and perform autonomously by imitation learning.
Further, through user-controlled teleoperations, it can do laundry, self-charge, use a vacuum cleaner, water plants, load and unload a dishwasher, use a coffee machine and much more.
Both the hardware and machine-learning algorithm of ALOHA are open-source.
The whole system costs less than $20,000 with off-the-shelf robots and 3D-printed components, according to Trossen Robotics website where buyers can place an order for ALOHA.