What is cognitive robotics? - Definition from WhatIs.com


cognitive robotics

Part of the Robotics glossary:

Cognitive robotics is a field of technology involving robots that can learn from experience, from human teachers, and even on their own, thereby developing the ability to effectively deal with their environment.

Most robotics researchers use animal reasoning as the basis for the development and evolution of robotic behavior and intelligence. The primary goal is to make the robot act and react appropriately in real-world situations. Common elements and functions of a so-called smart robot include:


This was last updated in December 2012
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