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Helping robots handle uncertainty

Decentralized partially observable Markov decision processes are a way to model autonomous robots' behavior in circumstances where neither their communication with each other nor their judgments about the outside world are ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Musio: Your AI friend in back-and-forth exchange

Many people have hardly reached saturation point in being drawn to videos of cute robots that avoid the uncanny-valley risk of looking uncomfortably human; instead they cross the lines between cute animal pets and cartoonish ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Robotics weblog
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Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones

Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume, often flying hundreds of meters to do so. Two strategies are involved to accomplish this: males must find the outer envelope of the pheromone ...

dateMay 29, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Cheetah robot lands the running jump (w/ Video)

In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs—making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

dateMay 29, 2015 in Robotics
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Robot swarms use collective cognition to perform tasks

The COCORO project's robot swarms not only look like schools of fish, they behave like them too. The project developed autonomous robots that interact with each other and exchange information, resulting in a cognitive system ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Robotics
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