We may be closer and closer to entering into an iRobot society sooner than we think.
Meet IURO—the "Interactive Urban Robot" programmed by researchers at the Technical University in Munich (TUM), the ETH Zurich and the University of Salzburgare to find its way by asking for directions from people in the street.
According to Mpelembe, the android can follow up to five stages of basic instruction, such as turn left, turn right, or go straight ahead. When it believes it has reached its destination IURO will ask another bystander for confirmation. The developers of IURO say that, so long as it hasn't received deliberately false advice, it will always reach its destination eventually.
Ladies and gentleman, take your best notes from The Fifth Element and join us in the forthcoming future.
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