‘Pepper’ robot uses trial-and-error learning to master a child’s game


Robots, much like children, are now using simple games to learn important skills. Pepper, SoftBank’s adorable humanoid robot, recently learned to play ball-in-a-cup (also called ring and pin) in an effort to better understand optimal trajectory. In the beginning, SoftBank’s team demonstrated the game to the robot by guiding its arm. By the end of the video below, Pepper no longer required their assistance. It took 100 tries, but each failed attempt left Pepper to analyze and try to improve upon past performance, much like a human. After each failed attempt, the robot attempted to alter the movement slightly in an…

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MAMA I LOVE YOU! The Game & Zulay Henao Are Giving Away FREE Groceries To Deserving Mothers!

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This will surely warm hearts everywhere! The Game and actress Zulay Henao are giving away a month’s worth of free groceries to deserving mothers. Find out how you can gift your own mother some free groceries inside…

In light of all of the negatively going on in the world right now, rapper The Game and Single Moms Club actress Zulay Henao are spreading positive vibes and helping out some deserving mothers in a major way.

The twosome has teamed up with Partners In Kynd to launch a new campaign called “#YoMamaMyMama.”

Here’s how it works.

Fans are given instructions to enter their moms to be chosen to receive a month’s worth of FREE groceries. Yep, FREE groceries for a full month!

Yesterday, The Game and Zulay met with one of his lucky fans, Eunice Hicks, her mother Yvette Hicks (who is a mother to 8 children), her sister and her son Ti’Tus for a grocery shopping spree in L.A.

Game wrote on his Instagram page,

So in the midst of all the negativity & tragedy the world has witnessed over the past 10 days… I wake up on a mission to try to spread as much positivity as possible in hopes of shifting the negativity & creating a more peaceful vibe amongst us all…… So today we allowed someone to highlight their mother & tell us why she deserved this $ 1,000 grocery shopping spree…. & @eunice_hicks was chosen & she met us with her beautiful mother “YVETTE HICKS” & her son & younger sister for our 1st #YoMamaMyMama….. Not only was it cool to help out a hardworking mother of 8… It was also heartwarming to meet “TI’TUS @eunice_hicks son… You know game love luhhhhh the kids…. Me & @partnersinkynd will be highlighting other #MotherOfTheDay’s & figuring out creative ways to show them how much we appreciate them…. Without our mothers, their would be no us & if I don’t know anything else about people in this world… I know for a fact, WE LOVE OUR MAMAS…… Be sure to FOLLOW @partnersinkynd NOW & stay tuned for the next #YoMamaMyMama because it will only get better from here….. Tonight was amazing !!! Glad I could put a huge smile on your mothers face for you…….. #TheRobinHoodProject #PartnersInKind #KindnessIsSexy #Kiss4Charity #MotherOfTheDay & on that note…. HOODNIGHT (no typo)

And get this, the campaign is open to all mothers natonwide. If you’re not in the L.A. area, you can still enter your mother to win the grand prize and they will send you the funds to take your mother shopping. SWEET!

Peep the pics from their first shopping spree below:

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LOVES IT! You can stop by The Game’s IG page for the official rules on how to enter.

We’ve got to give it up to The Game and Zulay for paying it forward!

Before they hit up the grocery store:

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The Game and Zulay, who’s gearing up to star in the upcoming flick Destined also starring Cory Hardrict, met up for lunch at The Ivy.

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The Colombian actress, who’s currently dating model Joel Rush, and the rapper sat outside chatting it up, likely discussing their philanthropic plans.

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Before he pulled off in his red drop top luxury vehicle, Game stopped for a moment to snap an “us-ie” with an eager valet worker.

 

Photos: Splash/Game’s IG

Source: http://theybf.com/2016/07/20/mama-i-love-you-the-game-zulay-henao-are-giving-away-free-groceries-to-deserving-mothers

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Good luck getting your hands on this limited edition Game of Thrones Xbox One


Nobody really needs a Game of Thrones-themed Xbox One. But it sure would make for a hell of a conversation starter, especially when you consider the fact that Microsoft is only ever making three of them. The limited-edition console, which commemorates the sixth season of HBO’s insanely popular drama, appears to only be a render for now. Microsoft is giving them away to folks who play along with their contests on social media through Xbox France’s social channels, so if you want one, brush up on your French and get RTing already. Via Eurogamer


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Panopticon Laboratories Warns Online Video Game Publishers of Imminent…

First and only whitepaper on video game cybersecurity details how the industry’s evolving business model makes gameplay a lucrative target for cyber crime

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Tokyo Game Show 2015: Console Needs More 3rd Party Support, Mobile Has Peaked

One of the signs in gaming before the floor falls out from beneath you is that of wanton excess. This year?s Tokyo Game Show had that in abundance, not from console publishers mind but the mobile gaming contingent. Yet in Japan, many feel the market has peaked so the excess was very telling.


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