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Smarts

More than just fleet, some can think on their feet*

All robots operate in similar ways: they sense, plan and act. Using the input from its sensors, a robot processes the information using its software, and initiates an action or completes a job. To grow smarter, robots will need to be creative, learning from new situations and making unexpected connections.

Meet robots that have been developed with these kinds of smarts. Experience a simulation of the Google Self-Driving Car and how its LiDAR unit reads the surroundings on a city street. Watch robot arms that program themselves after you teach them the moves, and learn how IBM's Watson has gone from winning on Jeopardy to assisting doctors with medical research.

* May not have actual feet.

Meet smart robots like these:

ROBOTIS-OP

ROBOTIS-OP uses face-tracking software to sense when you are looking at it. Once it locates your face, it can continue to look at you as you move, an important social skill for building empathy. It also can see and recognize objects, like soccer balls, and can even kick one!

Baxter

Baxter will challenge you to tic-tac-toe, but this robot isn’t just fun and games. It can be trained for a wide range of simple, repetitive tasks, simply by moving Baxter's arms. This makes it ideal for smaller companies with fewer programming resources.