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Researchers at Stanford University's Autonomous Systems Laboratory are teaching drones how to navigate routes while avoiding potentially moving natural or human-made obstacles in real-time.
The BBC Click's Spencer Kelly finds out more.
The ASL's research on the Hedgehog robot for surface mobility on small bodies was featured in the premiere of "Space's Deepest Secrets" on the Science Channel.
"Crash-avoidance technology is another area of development. A number of groups are working on small low-powered anti-collision systems, some combining sensors with machine-learning algorithms. Ross Allen, a researcher at Stanford University, recently demonstrated a hovering quadcopter avoiding stationary objects at the same time as it dodged a ...
"Meet Hedgehog, who could become our guide to exploring the small bodies such as asteroids and comets whirling about the solar system. Designed by Stanford’s Marco Pavone, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, and Ben Hockman, graduate student in mechanical engineering, this space rover has no wheels for rolling, no arms for grab ...
"Emilio Frazzoli, Rick Zhang and their colleagues at MIT and Stanford have shown that driverless cars could further reduce cost of car sharing services by enabling intelligent coordination to minimize congestion, keep the driverless fleet in balance and better serve anticipated demand."