Artificial intelligence "A.I." redirects here. For the Steven Spielberg film see A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Toyota Partner Robot: The walking type playing the trumpet. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science that aims to create it. Google's driverless car: no steering wheel, two seats, 25mph Google has demonstrated its own driverless car, a design that does away with all conventional controls including the steering wheel, and says it will build 100 of the vehicles for testing with the eventual aim of "bringing this technology to the world safely". The company had for several years been testing everyday cars equipped with sensors, navigation equipment and computers to drive themselves but in the meantime it has secretly developed a prototype from scratch that will have no facility for a human to take control, other than an emergency stop button. An initial 100 testbed versions would retain manual controls, Google said as it unveiled the car on Tuesday. The controls are needed to comply with the law in California which along with Nevada and Florida allows autonomous vehicles but only if a driver can take charge. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project, said the aim was to run extended tests in California where Google is based.
Machine Learning Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. Many researchers also think it is the best way to make progress towards human-level AI. In this class, you will learn about the most effective machine learning techniques, and gain practice implementing them and getting them to work for yourself. More importantly, you'll learn about not only the theoretical underpinnings of learning, but also gain the practical know-how needed to quickly and powerfully apply these techniques to new problems.
Artificial Intelligence Welcome to the Wikibook about Artificial Intelligence. The following is a first proposal for a basic layout. This is not yet complete, ideas are welcome. Discuss on the talk page or just add them here. The book is laid out into 5 sections, with increasing detail and complexity. Each section contains a number of chapters. FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons' Google’s driverless car may remain a prototype, but the FBI believes the “game changing” vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years. The report also warned that autonomous cars may be used as "lethal weapons". In an unclassified but restricted report obtained by the Guardian under a public records request, the FBI predicts that autonomous cars “will have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.”
Robot Navigation Edited by Alejandra Barrera, ISBN 978-953-307-346-0, 250 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 05, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licenseDOI: 10.5772/705 Robot navigation includes different interrelated activities such as perception - obtaining and interpreting sensory information; exploration - the strategy that guides the robot to select the next direction to go; mapping - the construction of a spatial representation by using the sensory information perceived; localization - the strategy to estimate the robot position within the spatial map; path planning - the strategy to find a path towards a goal location being optimal or not; and path execution, where motor actions are determined and adapted to environmental changes. This book integrates results from the research work of authors all over the world, addressing the abovementioned activities and analyzing the critical implications of dealing with dynamic environments.
Philosophy of artificial intelligence The philosophy of artificial intelligence attempts to answer such questions as: Can a machine act intelligently? Can it solve any problem that a person would solve by thinking?Are human intelligence and machine intelligence the same? Is the human brain essentially a computer? Google Shows How Its Self-Driving Cars Are Getting Smarter With 700K Miles Driven Google has a new blog post detailing some of the progress it’s been making over the last year with its self-driving car initiative. The driverless cars have been tackling the challenge of navigating city streets lately, using Google’s home town of Mountain View as the test bed for navigating the increased complications that come with dense urban zones vs. relatively uncomplicated freeways. The software Google uses to power its autonomous vehicles has been bolstered to better identify “hundreds of different objects moving according to different rules of the road,” all at once, including things like pedestrians, cyclists making turn and stop indications with their arms, a stop sign held aloft and many, many other signals.
Introduction to Robotics - Fall 2011 This class will teach the basics of how robots can move (locomotion and kinematics), how they can sense (perception), and how they can reason about their environment (planning). Lecture materials are supported by computer exercises using the simulation software “Webots” (right). Exercises will cover programming of basic sensors, actuators and perception algorithms and are geared to prepare the students to participate in the online competition “RatsLife” ( within the framework of the class. In RatsLife, two miniature robots “E-Puck” are competing against each other in a virtual maze for available chargers.
Outline of artificial intelligence The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to artificial intelligence: Artificial intelligence (AI) – branch of computer science that deals with intelligent behavior, learning, and adaptation in machines. Research in AI is concerned with producing machines to automate tasks requiring intelligent behavior. Branches of artificial intelligence Some applications of artificial intelligence Philosophy of artificial intelligence A robo-car speed bump? Toyota, GM defects cast new light on push for self-driving autos. But in the wake of deadly manufacturer defects at Toyota and General Motors, analysts are raising questions about whether autonomous vehicles could hurtle into dangerous territory. Last month, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration took the first step toward requiring that new automobiles be equipped with sophisticated computers designed to communicate with other vehicles, with the aim of preventing accidents and, eventually, guiding cars through traffic. Those systems are being field-tested in Michigan. Some other states permit fully autonomous cars to be driven on their roads — in California, Google’s fleet has logged more than a half-million miles without incident. Before the decade is out, Volvo and Nissan say, self-driving cars will be available to the average consumer in dealer showrooms.
Advanced Robotics Spring 2013 This class is the follow-up class to CSCI3302 “Introduction to Robotics”. Robots perceive their environment with signal processing and computer vision techniques, reason about them using machine learning, artificial intelligence and discrete algorithms, and execute their actions based on constraints imposed by sensor uncertainty, their mechanism, and their dynamics. “Advanced Robotics” will teach the key concepts used by manipulating robots and provide hands-on experience with state-of-the-art software and systems. Lecture materials are supported by exercises around the “Robot Operating System” ROS and will lead to the completion of a group project. After “The Distributed Robotic Garden” at MIT, and “Robots building Robots” from 2010 to 2012, the 2013 grand challenge is to develop an autonomouse greenhouse. Exercises will be conducted in a virtual environment and can later be transferred to a 7-DOF manipulating arm.