To understand the intent of others, the robot can rely on their movements. One way not to go through traditional means of communication and make more autonomous machines.
By programming robots to recognize their left and right, a team of Franco-Israeli would also enable them to communicate through the movement, like the bees. To achieve this, they are based on a communication solution called implicit stigmergie. It allows interaction without exchange of data: if the robot starts to the left the other responds in a way, to the right of another, etc.. The purpose of this research, published in the article “Deaf, Dumb, and Chatting Robots,” is to build machines that can transmit information even in case of failure of their traditional transmission systems. Continue reading