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Responding to a changing environment

Dr Owen McAree demonstrates a 'Ubot' responding to a continuously changing world.

As well as being able to sense their environment, autonomous robots need to be able to react to it.

In this video, Dr Owen McAree explains the importance of designing robots that can respond to a changing environment and how this challenge is being met at Sheffield Robotics using youBots and drones.


How might you feel if you arrived for a business meeting and were met at the door by a robot to guide you?
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