Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cluedo AI Means Smarter Robots

Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Defense
A remotely controlled Panther armored mine-clearing vehicle leads a column of armored vehicles down a road near McGovern Base, in Bosnia-Herzegovina on May 16, 1996.

From Tech Radar:

Game-playing AIs could lead to better mine-sensing robots.

It's not Colonel Mustard in the drawing room with the lead pipe, but scientists at Duke University with a brand new AI mathematical model.

Researchers have come up with a new strategy for winning at Cluedo that they believe could lead to better artificial intelligence systems, such as mine-cleaning robots in urban areas.

At the simplest level, both activities are governed by the same principles, according to the Duke University scientists. A player, or robot, must move through an unknown space searching for clues.

"The key to success, both for the Cluedo player and the robots, is to not only take in the new information it discovers, but to use this new information to help guide its next move," said Chenghui Cai of the University's computer and electrical engineering department.

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