Robot behaviour

How can robot behaviour be safely unscripted?

Dr Michael K. Weir  | School of Computer Science

As robots move into more uncontrolled environments, safe motion requires flexibility to deal with the unexpected. In this research, scripted behaviours and their limitations in robots are compared with unscripted designs. The NAO humanoid robot for instance has a good example of a scripted language and a wide ranging physical capability for such comparison. The aim is to investigate ways in which moves can be made towards motion on an unscripted basis with less limitations which is also safe.