Robots Use AI to ‘Feel’ Pain and Self-Repair

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Robots are one step closer to being more like living beings with a new development within the field. Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created an AI system that allows robots to recognize pain and self-repair. The newly developed system relies on AI-enabled sensor nodes, which process ‘pain’ and then respond to it. This pain is identified when there is pressure brought on by an outside physical force. The other major part of the system is self-repair. The robot is able to repair that damage, when the case is a minor ‘injury,’ all without having to rely on human intervention.The research was published in August in the journal Nature Communications.Most of the world’s current robots receive information about their immediate surroundings through a network of sensors. However, these sensors do not process information, but instead send the information to a central processing unit. This central processing unit is where learning takes place, and it means current robots are required to have many wires. This system results in longer response times. Besides longer response times, these robots are often easily damaged and require a lot of maintenance and repair. The New SystemIn the new system …

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