Last updated: 14 June 2011
This week Adam Walton visits Aberystwyth University to hear about the latest research into artificial intelligence.
Adam visits the Department of Computer Science and meets Professor Mark Lee who is working on the Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots (IMCLEVER) project. Mark introduces us to iCub, a precision-built intricate learning robot that resembles a child.
Frédéric Labrosse explains to Adam how the four-wheeled robot nicknamed "Idris" learns about its environment using pixel comparison and the use of a special 360 degree view camera
Senior lecturer and sailing enthusiast Mark Neal explains how boats can be adapted to perform independently on the ocean waves.
Professor Qiang Shen, head of department, joins the other scientists to discuss the idea of artificial intelligence and what advances could be made in the coming years.
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