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SLAM supported Improved Algorithm for Robots to Recognize Object

SLAM supported Improved Algorithm for Robots to Recognize Object

John Leonard’s Group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Last week, at the Robotics Science and Systems conference, members of Leonard’s group presented a new paper demonstrating how SLAM can be used to improve […]

Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test

Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test

Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China and Bin Gao and buddies at Microsoft Research in Beijing unveiled a deep learning machine that can beat Humans in IQ test. Just over 100 years ago, the German psychologist William Stern introduced the intelligence quotient test as a way of evaluating human intelligence. Since […]

New Perception Algorithm can Detect very Small Motions

New Perception Algorithm can Detect very Small Motions

Video-processing algorithm magnifies motions indiscernible to naked eye, even in moving objects. A key to the new motion-magnification algorithm is a technique for very precisely extracting foreground objects from their backgrounds. For several years now, the research groups of MIT professors of computer science and engineering William Freeman and Frédo Durand have been investigating techniques […]

Multi-Robot Handling Under Uncertainty

Multi-Robot Handling Under Uncertainty

Researchers are using a small group of robotic helicopters to address the problem of drone package delivery. The scenario includes base stations (marked with a “B”) and destinations (marked with a “D”). The colored lines represent the planned paths of the 4 helicopters. (Image: Shayegan Omidshafiei and Shih-Yuan Liu, MIT) New Algorithm for planning multi-robot […]

One Robot for Every Task

One Robot for Every Task

May 29, 2015 @ 22:36 |  We have different robots for different tasks. The geometry of the robot depends upon the task assigned to the robot and the working environment in which robot operates. For example, generally in industry, robots in form of manipulator is required to assemble the parts, mobile platform is required for […]

New Algorithms Allow Robots to Assemble a Task on the Fly

New Algorithms Allow Robots to Assemble a Task on the Fly

MIT researchers tested the viability of their algorithm by using it to guide a crew of three robots in the assembly of a chair. Today’s industrial robots are remarkably efficient as long as they’re in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be. But put them in an unfamiliar setting, […]