Can robot dogs programmed with AI find hidden explosive devices?

Forty programmers demonstrated how AI-enabled robotic dogs could carry out potentially dangerous tasks that would otherwise be undertaken by Army bomb disposal experts at the Defence AI Centre (DAIC) sponsored Hackathon on 7-9 November.

The hackers worked in five teams to exploit the AI capabilities of the robotic dogs, which are able to climb stairs, avoid obstacles and move over rough ground. During the first two days, the teams developed their strategies and finetuned their programming, before testing the dogs in an environment designed to recreate some of the hurdles faced in real life-threatening scenarios.

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Source: UK MoD