The energy-intensive and CPU-hungry strategies that most robots today seem to use for getting around -- like image recognition, RF sensing, and GPS -- could easily be replaced or supplemented by cheap and lightweight whisker arrays.
Image credits (top left to bottom right):
- Roomba robot vacuum cleaner from iRobot
- Legged Squad Support robot from Boston Dynamics
- Whiskers the Cat
- Self Driving Car from Google
- Baxter from Rethink Robotics
CATEGORY: Technology, RoboticsIDEATION: June 18, 2016