Sun, 16 August 2015
Do lobsters really have something to teach us about developing AI and robotics?
Dr. Joseph Ayers, a professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University, has dedicated his research and work to the subject and has paved new directions for the future of AI and robotics in the domain of biomimetics.
In this episode, Dr. Ayers provides a comprehensive overview of his development of autonomous underwater robots that help discover and destroy dangerous underwater land mines, and the potential for other animal-like robots to perform other “dull and dangerous” services for humankind. He provides a concluding perspective on two major obstacles facing robotics, one of which is the concept of autonomy, providing valuable insight in light of the current events around autonomous AI.