Google’s AI helps robots navigate around humans in offices

Venture Beat | Mar 25, 2020 at 10:10 PM
  • In a study published this week on the preprint server, Google and University of California, Berkely researchers propose a framework that combines learning-based perception with model-based controls to enable wheeled robots to autonomously navigate around obstacles.
  • For the above-mentioned synthetic humans, the team turned to the SURREAL Dataset.
  • After the framework generates waypoints and their associated trajectories, it renders the images recorded by the robot’s camera at each state along the trajectory and saves the trajectory, along with the optimal waypoint.