A new robotic tool was developed by researchers at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico that could possibly save lives. This new tool is able to differentiate between humans and other objects and will, therefore, be used during search and rescue missions to help workers find people in need of rescue. The tool has a built-in camera that takes 3D snapshots as it travels through rubble and sends the images to it’s computer which then scans the images looking for human bodies. Currently, the robot uses an algorithm to determine human bodies but the goal of researchers is to get the robot to think for itself and be able to recognize human bodies based on past experiences, just as a regular human would.
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