Robotics: Applications & AI Ethics

Jan 12th, 2022

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has always been considered a “black box” with which even though we get the expected output, we were unable to explain why an AI arrived at that specific conclusion. This article explores the three principles: transparency, interpretability and explainability followed by XAI algorithms and existing legal regulations.

Feb 12th, 2022

We perceive a three-dimensional environment around us in a different way than how a robot with a monocular camera would do. While we take advantage of motion parallax, robots estimate three-dimensional structures from two-dimensional image sequences coupled with local motion signals. This article explores COLMAP, a successful implementation of structure-from-motion (SfM) and understand the acceptance and challenges in robotic applications.

Feb 13th, 2022

We use simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) on an autonomous vehicle to build a map of the environment and localise the vehicle in that map at the same time. This not only allows the vehicle to navigate in unknown environments but also used in path planning and obstacle avoidance. This article explores the fundamental principles behind SLAM and some of the successful implementations of SLAM in robotics.

Feb 14th, 2022

Virtual reality (VR) uses a headset to introduce a computer-generated world that you can explore, while augmented reality (AR) brings virtual worlds as digital images and layers them on the real world around you. These two technologies are transforming the way we use a mobile phone and creating impressive interactive reality. This article explores the advancement in extended reality and possible collaborations with robots.

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