Application Of Artificial Intelligence In Robotics

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Artificial intelligence is slowly being applied to the wide field of robotics. Anyone interested in intelligent robotics can look into programming in robotics and learning how A.I. is applied. Programming artificial intelligence into robots is no different than on a computer except for the variable of motion and environment. There are starter kits and current A.I. robotic research to look into if one is interested in getting involved. This section will cover the basics in getting started on figuring out how artificial intelligent robots work. We’ve seen the applications of Artificial Intelligence in face and speech recognition but another wide field Artificial Intelligence applies to is robotics. Anyone interested in learning Artificial…show more content…
Zeus, Crowder’s first robot, runs on a 9-volt battery, was solar powered, and has a “brain” composed of three neurons and a communication hub. Zeus was shape was inspired by a cockroach and given simple knowledge. Zeus was programmed to feel ‘pain’ from being exposed to light and and that it can moved its body. Eventually it learned to walk and that it ran with solar power. This created a paradox for the intelligent robot. Zeus needed light to recharge its batteries when it ran low but it was programmed to avoid light like it hurt them. Crowder mentioned this paradox was emotion-like for this intelligent robot. The conflict made the robot learn from its emotions and artificial survival instincts. Emotions can help artificial intelligent robots learn and adapt. This simple setup for artificial intelligent robot but it is a start to understanding how to program a robot to think intelligently and…show more content…
While not fully considered a self aware and independent artificial intelligence, the robot does use sensors to analyze the terrain and traverse properly without falling (BigDog). The artificial intelligent robot uses software developed jointly by NREC and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and sensors to help the robot map out the environment around it (Perception for LS3 Overview). Using the sensors it maps out the depth and distance of certain objects. Then the software helps it analyze and categorize certain objects in different categories. A few examples of the categories are obstacles, dense vegetation, light vegetation, ground, and human. The robot is programmed to distinguish between inanimate objects and a human and can follow a person. This robot can carry up to 400 pounds of weight while traversing in difficult terrain and not falling. The BigDog or LS3 robot is currently being used in the military to help soldiers carry large pounds of

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