AI with no visual sensors generates an internal map to finds its way

The memory of a “blind” artificial intelligence that has been crossing a room contains information that can help another AI reach a destination faster. This memory transference could improve the navigation of robots


20 February 2023

An AI agent with no visual sensors worked out the blue path from a green sphere to a red sphere. Giving its memory to a second agent helped it take the faster purple path

Wijmans, Erik T

An artificial intelligence can make its own internal map of its environment to navigate as animals and humans do, even though it can’t see. The map can be transferred between different AIs and could be useful for improving real-world navigation of robots or improving their skills at manipulating objects.

When we encounter a new environment, our …


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