Scientists Are Teaching Robots How To Hunt Prey

Posted by HardOCP News 7:55 AM (CDT)

Wednesday July 06, 2016

I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to this kind of crap...but...don't scientist watch movies at all? Have you guys ever, and I mean EVER, watched a movie that has a happy ending after scientists teach robots how to hunt prey? The answer is "no."

A handful of scientists at the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich recently taught a robot to act like a predator and hunt its preyآ—which was a human-controlled robotآ—using a specialized camera and software that allowed the robot to essentially teach itself how to find its mark. The researchers aim to design software that would allow a robot to assess its environment and find a target in real time and space. If robots are ever going to make it out of the lab and into our daily lives, this is a skill they’re going to need.