The same technologies that have enabled SoarTech to bring human level intelligence and natural, multi-modal interfaces to simulation systems are now being used to build intelligent, autonomous, and collaborative robotic systems. Robotic intelligence frees humans from being “tethered” to a robot – and makes the robot a true “teammate” instead of a piece of equipment.
Like HBMs, intelligent agents for robotics control minimize the percentage of time devoted to interaction with a robot or UV and maximize the percentage of time that the operator can neglect the robot while maintaining oversight of the robot's actions. SoarTech's control architectures are capable of working with single or multiple platforms and incorporate autonomous behaviors for task planning and mission planning; moving in formation; approaching a detected object; forming, joining, or leaving a team; relinquishing/accepting control of an asset; conducting a roadblock; and learning behaviors from demonstration.
Dialogue-based, mixed-initiative interaction control systems and speech interfaces such as our Universal Controller make the job of tasking a robot or autonomous vehicle as natural as possible while increasing span-of-control. Our interfaces are designed to be platform independent and meet industry standards, where applicable
SoarTech, teamed with the University of Michigan was awarded first place at the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC 2010)... Read more.