In conflict zone, the robot is a guarantee of safety

To supply the areas of conflict without putting anyone in danger, the Laboratory Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at MIT runs a program to develop a forklift truck without a driver can handle the load and transport equipment almost independently. To achieve this, researchers are developing software related to networks of sensors and cameras allow the system to understand what surrounds it and react accordingly. “In Iraq, for example, unloading equipment must often be interrupted,” notes Matt Walter, one of the project. “It is possible to automate a number of tasks and thus reduce the exposure of people on site at risk.”  Continue reading