It seems the future has finally arrived. So, the team from the University of Bristol have created a new algorithm that will make robots much more “humane” than what they are now. New achievement of scientists, published in the journal Science Robotics, proves that in the near future robots will learn to help people, becoming almost indistinguishable from it.
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Inspired by an example from biology, researchers from the University of Bristol came up with the concept of a computer with a special soft material, which will simulate the cardiovascular system.
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Guided by the knowledge of its structure, the researchers, led by Professor of robotics by Jonathan Rossiter have successfully demonstrated a new mechanism that allowed us to incorporate new algorithm of movements in three soft robot. In his article, the team of researchers describes the features of a conducting liquid receptor, which is practically a complete analog of human blood and a new fundamental building block for a number of a new generation of robots.
According to the report of Professor Moreover, in the near future computers with soft matter could, if necessary, to run all of the most important processes that will occur in the “body” of the robot. In order to succeed, and the robot could make his first “meaningful” motion, soft matter will have to translate all incoming information in the structure of the fluid on the tape that would mimic the processes occurring in human blood. Thus, the effect of fluid on the tape should be distributed through the whole body of the robot to ensure that the signal would have been detected by the relevant receptor, and could be transmitted in one or another artificial “nerve ending”.
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In order to explain the complex in simple language, Professor Rossiter was demonstrated to the public he created a robotic worm, which was programmed with the internal computer with a soft cloth.
Video soft robot-a worm has been provided by the website techxplore.com
According to the Professor, soft robots may eventually become more vivid: they will be able to adapt to the environment and to demonstrate the variety of behavior observed in the natural world.