X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Robot Can Predict New Surroundings

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

A team of researchers at Purdue University have devised a method to teach robots to navigate foreign environments by themselves. Using some very complex artificial intelligence, this robot can make educated “guesses” about what it might next encounter in its surroundings.

Purdue University Robot Predicts Environment

Rather than trying to just deal with differences in surfaces and obstacles as the robot approaches an area, the ‘bot can actually take data from its recent surroundings to predict what might be next and store that information in its internal map. By doing this, the robot can better prepare to navigate ahead of time, reducing the likelihood of getting stuck or slow progress through challenging obstacles.

Currently, the algorithm does add a bit of processing overhead to the robot’s software, meaning that it can’t cover as much ground as less intelligent robots. In future, the researchers plan to link up multiple robots to share their knowledge and to improve prediction capabilities.

[via softpedia via robotster]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Underwater Forest

Underwater Forest

Learning to Play the Shenanigan

Learning to Play the Shenanigan

Wheeled-leg Climbing Robot

Wheeled-leg Climbing Robot

Advertisement
2019 Subaru Ascent SUV Price Revealed

2019 Subaru Ascent SUV Price Revealed

Orange You Jealous of the UK Exclusive Focus RS Heritage Edition?

Orange You Jealous of the UK Exclusive Focus RS Heritage Edition?

10 of the Sexiest Lines from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

10 of the Sexiest Lines from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show