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Fish-driven car offers new insights on navigation mechanisms in animals

Fish navigation capabilities have been studied extensively. It has been demonstrated that fishes can carry navigational tasks of different complexities in water. However, it is not clear if these abilities differ from what mammals and birds can accomplish in their natural environments. A recent paper proposes a domain transfer methodology to study this question. And also creating a car to ...

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Engineers Teach AI to Navigate Ocean with Minimal Energy

Engineers at Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Harvard are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) that will allow autonomous drones to use ocean currents to aid their navigation, rather than fighting their way through them. Image credit: Caltech “When we want robots to explore the deep ocean, especially in swarms, it’s almost impossible to control them with a joystick from 20,000 feet ...

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These neural networks know what they’re doing

A certain type of artificial intelligence agent can learn the cause-and-effect basis of a navigation task during training. Neural networks can learn to solve all sorts of problems, from identifying cats in photographs to steering a self-driving car. But whether these powerful, pattern-recognizing algorithms actually understand the tasks they are performing remains an open question. Image credit: Free-Photos cia Pixabay (Free ...

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Pathdreamer: A World Model for Indoor Navigation

World models represent an agent’s knowledge about its surroundings. The agent can predict the future of a model by ‘imagining’ the consequences of proposed actions. Nonetheless, world models that generate high-dimensional visual observations have been restricted to relatively simple environments. An example of a robotic platform that could be used for the indoor navigation. Image credit: Neurotechnology A recent paper ...

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