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Army Robot Detects, Shares Environmental Changes with Human Teammate in Real Time

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The robotic component of a human-robot team designed by the U.S. Army is capable of detecting physical changes in 3D and sharing the information it collects with a human in real time. Augmented reality enables the delivery of information, allowing the human recipient to assess the information and promptly determine action steps. A team of scientists from the U.S. Army demonstrated the relationship in a structured real-world environment by pairing a small, autonomous, lidar-equipped mobile ground robot with a human teammate outfitted with AR glasses. As the robot patrolled its...Read full article

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    Published: August 2020
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    lidar
    An acronym of light detection and ranging, describing systems that use a light beam in place of conventional microwave beams for atmospheric monitoring, tracking and detection functions. Ladar, an acronym of laser detection and ranging, uses laser light for detection of speed, altitude, direction and range; it is often called laser radar.
    vision
    The processes in which luminous energy incident on the eye is perceived and evaluated.
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