New Scientist reports on two recent results in robotics, including work by UW CSE’s Peter Henry and collaborators Christian Vollmer, Brian Ferris, and Dieter Fox.
“Rather than pre-programming fixed instructions, the team thinks it’s simpler to drop a robot untrained into the real world but equip it with the smarts to study and mimic the behaviour of those around them. They have developed an algorithm that allows a virtual robot to navigate a crowd as a human might by first monitoring how the properties of the crowd – density and flow – affect the way virtual crowd members move through the throng.”
Read the New Scientist article here. See the Crowd Navigation project web page here.