MIT Algorithm Helps Robots Guess Where Humans Are Going Next
Automation is increasingly a reality in the workforce, and that means robots working alongside humans. But there's a problem: robots are often lousy at predicting where humans are going, leading them to either freeze up or risk collisions with their fleshy counterparts. Thankfully, MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that better predicts the paths of nearby humans.
Rather than simply rely on the distance of points on a person's body, like common systems, the new approach aligns segments of a person's trajectory with a collection of reference movements. Moreover, it considers timing as well -- it knows you're not about to change course if you've just started moving. READ MORE ON: ENGADGET