29 Jan '16, 10pm

Video Friday: Marvin Minsky, Submersible Drone, and SLAM on a SnakeBot

Video Friday: Marvin Minsky, Submersible Drone, and SLAM on a SnakeBot

On that occasion, I asked Dr. Minsky about his views on existing remote presence robots, and he seemed disappointed at their limitations, especially in terms of mobility. “One problem is that all those robots move on wheels, which means that they don’t have much ‘access’ to most of the world,” he said. Robots with legs would be a better approach, but he added that “their software is still far from good enough.” He explained that he wanted to see robots capable of navigating the world— as well as transporting people with mobility limitations—without requiring modifications to our existing environments. “I’d like to see a major project to develop suitable ‘leg-vehicles’ instead, and provide them to everyone who needs them—so that those people could go almost everywhere.”

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-in...

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