Amazon wants you to help train robots by playing a video game

Screenshot from the Alexa Arena computer game

The Alexa Arena game is designed to produce data about how humans and robots interact


Amazon has created a video game called Alexa Arena in which you interact with virtual robots. It is designed to gather data to train robots on how to behave around humans, but there are doubts over how many people will actually play the game.

Amazon has industrial robots for its vast warehouses but also develops consumer devices such as the Astro home robot, which launched in 2021. The robots are trained using data from physical …

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