# Questions tagged [robotics]

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### How do multiple coordinate systems help in capturing invariant features?

I've been reading this paper that formulates invariant task-parametrized HSMMs. The task parameters are represented in $F$ coordinate systems defined by $\{A_j,b_j\}_{j=1}^F$, where $A_j$ denotes the ...
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### What are examples of applications of the Fourier transform to AI?

The (discrete and continuous) Fourier transform (FT) is used in signal processing in order to convert a signal (or function) in a certain domain (e.g. the time domain) to another domain (e.g., ...
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### Robot Arm Deep Q Learning Actions

Hello I am new to reinforcement learning and robotics. So far I have an understanding of the concept on 2D world. You can make agent move one step in one direction. However, how do you define movement ...
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### how to normalize the state space for articulated robot environments?

What is the common representation used for the state in articulated robot environments? My first guess is that it's a set of the angles of every joint. Is that correct? My question is motivated by the ...
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### Using Artificial Intelligence for Robot movement instead of regular Inverse Kinematics

I am currently working with classical roboticists who insist on inverse kinematics, and what I (perhaps mistakenly) call the old way of thinking about robots accomplishing tasks. Much of the ...
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### Which algorithm is used in the robot Sophia to understand and answers the questions?

Which algorithm is used in the robot Sophia to understand and answer the questions?
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### Reinforcement learning for segmenting the robot path to reflect the true distances

I have a grid of rectangles acting as blocks. The robot traverses through the inter-spaces between these consecutive blocks. Now I have sensor data streaming in representing Right and left wheel ...
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### SEIF motion update algorithm doubt

I want to implement Sparse Extended information slam. There is four step to implement it. The algorithm is available in Probabilistic Robotics Book at page 310, Table 12.3. In this algorithm line no:...
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### How can genetic programming be used for path planning?

I have been reading quite a few papers, on genetic programming and its applications, in particular, chapter 10 of "Genetic Programming: An Introduction and Tutorial, with a Survey of Techniques ...
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### Is robotic process automation related to AI/ML?

I am trying to understand if robotic process automation (RPA) is a field that requires expertise in machine learning. Do the algorithms behind RPA use machine learning except for OCR?
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### How have robots developed and how sophisticated might they be in the future?

We all know how robots are getting more and sophisticated and more interesting What is the future of robotics in relation to AI, how and how will AI work with robotics in improving to affect our ...
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### Are the dialogs at Sophia's (the robot) appearings scripted?

I talk about the robot from: Hanson Robotics, which was granted the right to citizenship from Saudi Arabia. I have found the following articles: Your new friend is a humanoid robot Source: ...
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### Reinforcement learning for robotic motion planning - Problem statement ideas

I am a first-semester grad student in Robotics and have taken a course on machine learning for robotics. I am completely new to machine learning. I am to select and execute a problem statement on my ...
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### What AI concept is behind the Mars Exploration Rover (MER)?

The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity landed on Mars on January 25, 2004. The rover was originally designed for a 90 Sol mission (a Sol, one Martian day, is slightly longer than an Earth day at ...
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### What would the Valkyrie AI robot do on Mars?

I was reading that the Valkyrie robot was originally designed to 'carry out search and rescue missions'. However, there were some talks to send it to Mars to assist astronauts. What kind of specific ...
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### How to achieve recognition of postures and gestures?

I'd like to investigate the possibility of achieving similar recognition as it's in Honda's ASIMO robotp.22 which can interpret the positioning and movement of a hand, including postures and gestures ...
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### Is it possible to implement Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics?

Would it be possible to put Asimov's three Laws of Robotics into an AI? The three laws are: A robot (or, more accurately, an AI) cannot harm a human being, or through inaction allow a human being to ...
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### How do autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners perceive the environment for navigation?

How does a domestic autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner - such as a Roomba - know when it's working cleaned area (aka virtual map), and how does it plan to travel to the areas which hasn't been ...
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