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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Robots Need To Learn To Work With Pedestrians

Robot Postmen Are Coming: 'Jackrabbot' Can Navigate Tricky Pedestrians to Make Local Deliveries

Jackrabbot has been designed by a team from Stanford University. The robot can navigate busy areas of pedestrians, based on an algorithm. The researchers think the robot could make local deliveries of small items.

Shivali Best | June 8, 2016

Elbowing your way through crowds can be slow going, but our ability to weave and dodge through a throng of people comes almost as second nature.
For robots, however, this simple task can prove a major obstacle that currently limits their usefulness in public places.
But now, a team from Stanford University says it has managed to create droid which is able to navigate down streets without mowing down people walking in the opposite direction, which make them better at making deliveries.

"Stanford’s social robot ‘Jackrabbot’ seeks to understand pedestrian behavior." Source:

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