Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Skiing Robot

Bojan Nemec of the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia developed an AI-enabled robot that can maneuver on skis without falling over:

The laptop control center plans the robot’s trajectory, using a camera to measure its distance from the race gates. Gyros and force sensors help the bot stay stabilized on the slopes.

The robot carries a GPS unit, but it’s used to help measure speed, not for trajectory planning. That makes sense, if you’re trying to build a robot that works more like a human, relying on vision.

Source: spectrum.ieee

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