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Guessing Robots Predict Their Environments, Navigate Better


June 12, 2007

News thumbnail operating mobile robots Engineers are developing robots able to make "educated guesses" about what lies ahead as they traverse unfamiliar surroundings, reducing the amount of time it takes to successfully navigate those environments. Full Story

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