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Software takes blindfolds off from robots

Australia: A mechatronics student has developed a software to help self-guiding robots navigate accurately. The software breaks down large maps into small sections and detects any errors that have occurred due to scanning or mapping inaccuracies. It then allows the robot to rapidly recalculate its path to eliminate the errors. It has several advantages for multiple robots operating together.

PhD student Mark Whitty, from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, has also won the Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research for his work that enables autonomous robots to rapidly recalculate their route to overcome errors in mapping and scanning which would otherwise prevent accurate navigation.

Source: UNSW