AUG 25, 2020 7:09 AM PDT

Real-Time Robots

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Robots that can detect real-time change? U.S. Army scientists demonstrate the world’s first human-robot team that can detect physical changes in real-time—potentially alerting and saving lives.

"This could let robots inform their Soldier teammates of changes in the environment that might be overlooked by or not perceptible to the Soldier, giving them increased situational awareness and offset from potential adversaries," said Dr. Christopher Reardon, a researcher at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory. "This could detect anything from camouflaged enemy soldiers to IEDs."

Learn more about the U.S army’s advances in robotic devices:

The development stems from the researcher's initiative of contextual understanding through the Artificial Intelligence for Mobility and Maneuver Essential Research Program.

“Most academic research in the use of mixed reality interfaces for human-robot teaming does not enter real-world environments, but rather uses external instrumentation in a lab to manage the calculations necessary to share information between a human and robot. Likewise, most engineering efforts to provide humans with mixed-reality interfaces do not examine teaming with autonomous mobile robots,” Reardon said.

Source: Science Daily

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  • Nouran is a scientist, educator, and life-long learner with a passion for making science more communicable. When not busy in the lab isolating blood macrophages, she enjoys writing on various STEM topics.
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