Scientists at a South Australian university are using biology from insects to build robots with a brain – technology that could become a game changer for police, defence and national security.
- Scientists have used the biology of insects to create a robot that can understand the vision it captures from a camera
- The robots can take a picture and also interpret the environment
- They say the technology will be useful for a range of areas including law enforcement and conservation
“I’m giving a robot a brain so it can understand its environment,” said Flinders University associate professor for autonomous systems, Dr Russell Brinkworth.
His biologically-inspired robots have the ability to not just take a picture of the world, but interpret the surrounding environment and adapt accordingly.
“Our current robots work well in structured environments that don’t change. That sounds complex – but they’re all the same,” Dr Brinkworth