Machine learning and bipedal robots

ATRIAS robots are bipedal robots of a human scale. These haves been used by researchers at UC Berkley and CMU  together with machine learning to teach these robots to walk on different terrains. This would be useful in disaster response and search and rescue operations.

       Credit: UC Berkeley

Legged robots have specifically been chosen over wheeled due to their greater versatility in navigating through terrain. The training involves the robots walking across steps of varying lengths and heights.

  Credit: UC Berkeley

Machine learning will enable the robots to make judgments about its surrounding environment. Through this process the team wants the robots to be able to navigate themselves through various terrains without falling over. One day this may mean that these robots can be deployed in place of human rescuers.Furthermore they could be used to explore uncharted territory such as other planets!

 

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Source: IEEE Spectrum


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