Chris Verhoeven, of the TU Delft Robotics Institute tells of swarm robots




Smart robots that support us soon? That’s less likely than “dumb” robots think Chris Verhoeven, of the TU Delft. He thinks of swarm robots or robots that may one task very well, for example, a fire detector mini drone itself on securing a high ceiling.

The future of robotics is often sought in robots that can do everything from very smart. Man is engaged in self-driving cars and intelligent robots have to help us. Right now we are even afraid of it. That is not entirely unjustified, because at the moment are “smart” robots still very clumsy and they make crucial mistakes. Therefore stepped associate professor Chris Verhoeven in swarm robotics. Or, as he puts it: ‘Be Big by Staying Small, “which is the literal translation of Google Translate translation-robot” Great by staying small’.

With a team of students and PhD students Verhoeven process of examining all the theme ‘small things that can be a good thing. ” It can not be crazy enough to him. Underwater robots that have a network spread over the bottom of a port in order to measure pollution and other matters; Olfar to the network, a network of mini-satellites in space which are to form a huge telescope for everything that emits below the 30MHz frequency.

Verhoeven therefore provides a rather large number of silly robots that surround us to do everything for us. They need us then do not get in the way, otherwise they will die. It would almost be frightened robots which a thing may very well. Tweakers Chris Verhoeven was speaking at a symposium at the Science Center of TU Delft about his ideas. Listen to Chris in a brief interview with Tweakers.

Robot Symposium TU Delft
Robot Symposium TU Delft
Robot Symposium TU Delft
Robot Symposium TU Delft
Robot Symposium TU Delft


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