This paper aims to provide an insight into the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in robotics.
Following an introduction to AI, this paper provides an overview of the application of AI to robotics. Mobile robots are then discussed, together with the various AI techniques employed and under development. The application of the OpenCog artificial general intelligence architecture is then considered and the paper concludes with a brief discussion.
This shows that many AI concepts are being applied to humanoid, mobile and other classes of robots. Significant progress has been made and many innovative AI strategies are being studied which often seek to emulate aspects of human intelligence. Much development activity is being driven by military interests but as yet, the level of intelligence exhibited by the most advanced robots is at best equivalent to that of a very young child. Several academics argue that more rapid progress will arise from a closer integration of AI and robotic research.
This article discusses the role of AI in robotics and provides details of number of robotic developments involving a range of AI concepts.
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