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UC Berkeley Robot Navigation Could Chart New Course for Self-Driving Systems

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An unmanned vehicle/drone navigates nearly two miles on its own to reach its goal, using an image of its destination (the house at the other side of the field) as reference,

Credit: Shah et al

Robots and self-driving cars have one very large challenge in common, how to navigate the world. Typically, that task is approached by artificial intelligence as a problem of how to map the surroundings, to construct a precise overview of the geometry of a scene before a robot or a car moves across that terrain. 

There may be a simpler way.

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