Robots are getting closer to having humanlike abilities and senses

in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jelle Atema, Newsmakers, Washington Post
August 5th, 2013

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Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences

The researchers said the “odor-tracking behaviours of animals” could eventually be “applied to other autonomous robots so they can track down smells, and subsequent sources, of environmental spills and leaks when fitted with highly sensitive sensors.”…

Expert quote:

“When it comes to a broad, robust exposure in the natural environment and still being able to perform the task, animals have it all over human engineering.”

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