Using sensors coupled with a simple set of rules, the robots worked independently to build structures
Termites can create mounds that are hundreds of times their own size, working independently without communication or a leader. Inspired by the creatures, scientists have created robots that use just a few simple rules and environmental cues to build castle-like structures and pyramids.
The robots all work independently. Each travels along a grid and can move, climb a step and lift and put down bricks. And they use sensors to detect other robots and existing bricks, and react to these stimuli according to a simple set of rules, such as when to lay a brick or climb a step higher. The template for each three-dimensional structure is translated into a specific set of ‘traffic rules’ and combined with fixed laws of robot behavior, says co-author Justin Werfel, a computer scientist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His team’s results appear today in Science.
The idea of combining traffic rules and robot behavior is “brilliant from an engineering perspective”, says Alcherio Martinoli, a roboticist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. “It just decouples a complex reverse-engineering problem into two pieces of information which have to work together,” says Martinoli, who was not involved in the work.
The Latest on: Robot behavior
[google_news title=”” keyword=”Robot behavior” num_posts=”10″ blurb_length=”0″ show_thumb=”left”]
via Google News
The Latest on: Robot behavior
- San Francisco may let police robots use lethal forceon November 25, 2022 at 5:34 pm
A new draft policy would, for the first time, allow the San Francisco Police Department's robots to use lethal force against suspects as a last-resort option. Mission Local first reported that the Law ...
- A deep learning model that generates nonverbal social behavior for robotson November 24, 2022 at 7:00 am
Researchers at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Korea have recently developed a deep learning-based model that could help to produce engaging nonverbal social ...
- Robot Lawn Mowers Market : Global Development, Industry Trends, Demand and Growth Analysis 2022 to 2028 | 120 Report Pageson November 23, 2022 at 7:38 pm
According to this latest study, the 2021 growth of Robot Lawn Mowers will have significant change from previous year.
- Mobile Inspection Robot Market Growth, Trends, Covid 19 Impact and Forecasts 2022 to 2028 with Fastest Growing Countries Data | 105 Report Pageson November 22, 2022 at 7:11 pm
According to this latest study, the 2021 growth of Mobile Inspection Robot will have significant change from previous ...
- Best Forex Robotson November 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Forex robots offer many advantages for traders ... because they understand the importance of the human element in market behavior. Automated trading has evolved considerably in recent years.
- Multiple swimming robots able to create a vortex for transportation of microplasticson November 21, 2022 at 8:12 am
Researchers from Hanyang University and Inha University have introduced collective behavior of multiple swimming robots for delivery of thousands of cargos.
- Seven Traits Robot Dogs Need to Bond With Humanson November 21, 2022 at 7:58 am
Dogs teach us something new every day. Soon, robot dogs may be doing the same. Researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland set out to understand what traits could help humans bond with robots ...
- What really happens when you click ‘I’m not a robot’on November 19, 2022 at 5:00 am
It’s what happens before you click it. “When you click on that checkbox, the site sends back a bunch of information to Google,” John Lloyd, chief technology officer of Casaba Security, told Reader’s ...
- Amazon Shoppers Call This Robot Vacuum a 'Steal' at Full Price — and It's on Sale for Just $140 Todayon November 16, 2022 at 3:01 am
Now at PEOPLE, Amy covers all the most enticing home and kitchen deals from Amazon, showcasing the likes of robot vacuums, nonstick skillets, cozy bed sheets, discounted furniture, and more.
- MIT’s Frighteningly Fast Robot Cheetah Uses AI to Break Speed Recordson November 15, 2022 at 6:28 pm
The robotic cheetah developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) just keeps getting more advanced. Since its debut in 2015, the four-legged, dog-sized robot known as "Mini Cheetah" has ...
via Bing News