Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed

A new algorithm helps robots predict the paths people take in structured environ

A new algorithm helps robots predict the paths people take in structured environments like the factory floor, which may further enable close collaboration between humans and machines.

A new tool for predicting a person’s movement trajectory may help humans and robots work together in close proximity. The tool could allow "robots that typically freeze in the face of anything even vaguely resembling a person walking in their path to continue to operate and move around the flow of human foot traffic," Etherington explains.