Updated Jul 14, 2018 - Technology

Robots are being programmed to be reliable teammates for soldiers

A military robot being tested

A military robot being tested. Photo: Vitaly Nevar\TASS via Getty Images

Researchers at the United States Army Research lab and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University are developing a new technique that teaches robots new traversal patterns that allow them to navigate autonomously in environments while carrying out missions humans expect of them with minimal oversight, reports Science Daily.

Why it matters: If successful, these new techniques could allow soldiers to complete missions faster and develop situational awareness in more dangerous situations and investigations through their robot partners.

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