Robots Sharing Talents

Posted on August 21, 2006  Comments (2)

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Robot team-mates tap into each others’ talents by Tom Simonite

Teams of robots that can remotely tap into each other’s sensors and computers in order to perform tricky tasks have been developed by researchers in Sweden. The robots can, for example, negotiate their way past awkward obstacles by relaying different viewpoints to one another.

“Our system allows robots to start with a task, extract which capabilities are needed and find out where to access them,” Lundh explains. “If you don’t have the capabilities on your own you have to search for them.”

The number of cool research projects underway today is amazing.

Image: Tapping into another robot’s vision system could help a bot move a block around (from Robert Lundh)

2 Responses to “Robots Sharing Talents”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Robot Navigation Using Prediction
    June 20th, 2007 @ 12:12 pm

    Engineers at Purdue University are developing robots able to make “educated guesses” about what lies ahead as they traverse unfamiliar surroundings…

  2. Swarmanoid: Cooperative Robot Networks » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog
    August 16th, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    this allows specialized robots for various tasks instead of having to have robots that can do everything (which is very complex and difficult). Plus cooperating robots are just cool.

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