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Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Smart software helps robots dodge collisions

Still looking at the New Scientist, I see that the Inevitable Collision System (ICS), has been developed for robots to continuously calculate an exclusion zone around the robot. It is based on the robot's motion and the motion of the objects around it. The exclusion zone represents the region in which a collision would be unavoidable, no matter what evasive action the robot took.

The article goes on to talk about roboticide, where a robot has killed a person.