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IofT 1910 W Fall 2006 Week 1. What we will do today. Start by looking at various types of robots Look at new applications for robots Explore where the future will take us and think about how we can be a part of the future. Rangers and scouts in action.

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Ioft 1910 w fall 2006 week 1

IofT 1910 W Fall 2006Week 1


What we will do today

What we will do today

  • Start by looking at various types of robots

  • Look at new applications for robots

  • Explore where the future will take us and think about how we can be a part of the future


Rangers and scouts in action

Rangers and scouts in action

Movies available from distrob.cs.umn.edu


Another agent with state the scout

Another agent with state: the Scout

Locate a dark spot

Go to the dark spot

(videos not available on the posted version)


Locate goal behavior

Locate Goal behavior

  • Locate darkest/lightest area

    • Rotate  360º to determine best pixel mean

  • Guarded motion

    • Do small motions with visual feedback

    • Detect motion with frame difference


Drive to goal behavior

Drive to Goal behavior

  • Locate darkest patch on horizon

    • Feature tracking behavior

  • Servo robot to patch

  • Stop robot when

    • “floor”  “ceiling”

    • Timeout occurs

Artificial Horizon

Darkest Region


An example of an agent with state mindart

Obstacle Avoidance

Purposeful Search

Random Search

Detect Other Targets

Obstacle Avoidance

Homing

Obstacle Avoidance

Target Alignment

Pick Up Target

An example of an Agent with State: MinDART

SEARCH FOR TARGETS

TAKE TARGET HOME

Target

Dropped

Target

Found

Target

Grabbed

GRAB TARGET


Mindart demo

MinDART demo

or … there are more ways to lose than we might think…

(video not available on the posted version)


Some strange looking robots

Some strange-looking robots

Different configurations of Polybots (from USC)

(videos not on the posted version. Go to USC to find them)


New applications robots for demining

New applications: Robots for demining

Robot from CMU

Robot from Belgium


New applications robots for nursing homes

A support system to assist people in remembering to take their medications and do other daily activities

Interface done via a robot

New applications: Robots for nursing homes


What s next humanoids

What’s next? Humanoids?

Asimov, from Honda


Where will the future take us

Where will the future take us?

?

QRIO, from Sony

Will humans

serve robots?


Where will the future take us1

Where will the future take us?

  • intelligent homes that adapt to the users and assist them?

  • robots to harvest food? to keep us company?

  • devices to travel inside our body to diagnose problems and deliver medical treatments?

  • programs to manage our investments? to plan our entertainments? to understand our emotions and react accordingly?


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