Robots learn to serve as teammates for troops

Jul 16, 2018, 8:32 AM EDT
(Source: U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK)/flickr)
(Source: U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK)/flickr)

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a novel technique that lets robots navigate an environment and perform tasks like a soldier’s teammate with minimal human supervision.

The technique involves robots leveraging their learned intelligence to perceive, reason and make decisions, an attribute that could be of immense value in keeping troops safe in potentially dangerous situations, notes Business Standard.

The research is distinct from other autonomous systems researches as it focuses on building and training robots for traversing highly heterogeneous, possibly noisy and unmapped terrains, reports Science Daily.

TAGS: Robots