Ava's map quest
Ava is equipped with several sensors that allow it to discover its physical surroundings. After moving through this office space, it created this rough map of all the permanent objects there. Then a tablet application allows a person to create a cleaner-looking floor plan, assign names to different rooms Ava sketched out, and specify other details, such as no-go zones or speed limits. Then using a second table, a person can see where Ava is in a building and point to locations on the map to send it to different locations.
April 30, 2012 11:06 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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