September 9, 2008

Helicopters Learn Stunts by "Watching"

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File this under more autonomous bots. Scientists from Stanford University have developed an artificial intelligence program that teach ordinary toy helicopters to fly. This is accomplished by them "watching" a regular R/C vehicle flown by a human pilot. The copters were recently tested doing such maneuvers as rolls, flips, loops, stall-turns and other difficult feats. The researchers say that future applications could include land mine searching or wildfire spotting.

Via Physorg

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 9, 2008 8:26 PM
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