Researchers at the University of Lincoln have secured £1.1m to develop artificial intelligence to enable self-learning robots to be deployed in place of humans to hazardous nuclear sites. A team of computer scientists will create machine learning algorithms to increase capabilities in several areas of nuclear robotics, including waste handling, cell decommissioning and site monitoring with mobile robots. Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence which enables systems to collect data and use it to inform automated decision-making and make improvements based on experience without being explicitly programmed. The team will create algorithms for vision-guided robot grasping, manipulation and cutting, mobile robot navigation, and outdoor mapping and navigation.
Insider Media 8th May 2018 read more »