Robotics

Algorithm helps robots avoid obstacles in their path

If you've ever ordered a product from Amazon, chances are that a robot selected your purchase from a shelf, read the barcode and delivered it to the counter for packaging. Hopefully, it didn't collide with a human worker ...

Robotics

Faster path planning for rubble-roving robots

A new algorithm speeds up path planning for robots that use arm-like appendages to maintain balance on treacherous terrain such as disaster areas or construction sites, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown. ...

Robotics

A framework for robot path finding in unstructured environments

In recent years, computer scientists have developed mobile robots that could be introduced in a variety of settings. To efficiently navigate unstructured environments, however, these robots should be able to plan safe paths ...

Robotics

A technique to plan paths for multiple robots in flexible formations

Multi-robot systems have recently been used to tackle a variety of real-world problems, for instance, helping human users to monitor environments and access secluded locations. In order to navigate unknown and dynamic environments ...

Computer Sciences

Driving behavior less 'robotic' thanks to new model

Researchers from TU Delft have now developed a new model that describes driving behavior on the basis of one underlying human principle: managing the risk below a threshold level. This model can accurately predict human behavior ...

Business

Germany's Lufthansa inches closer to state bailout

Coronavirus-hit Lufthansa inched closer to securing a nine-billion-euro bailout from the German government after the airline's supervisory board approved the rescue plan on Monday.

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