Filed Under (robots) by Abbas on 15-08-2008
Stanford university has been working on autonomous helicopters for a while, and their helicopters are different in the sense that the onboard computers aren’t programmed telling them how to maneuver the helicopters, instead, the helicopters learn from human pilots directly.
The said RoboCopter first watches a human-controlled helicopter, while “watching” that helicopter’s trajectory, it also computes how to further improve the trajectory to its needs. The team involved says the RoboCopter performs and maneuvers much better than the human controlled helicopters. Check out the RoboCopter in motion below.
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