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Brainy little UT robot may hold key to smart, unmanned drones and vehicles

From www.knoxnews.com:

A team of University of Tennessee students and an Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher have created a robot with a brain. The vehicle — affectionately named Neon — looks like a cross between a Roomba and Disney-Pixar’s “Wall-E.”

It is capable of navigating a space while avoiding obstacles by sensing objects and then changing directions to avoid bumping into them.

The University’s neuromorphic research group created the bot as a step toward new drone technology for the Air Force.

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For more information, please also visit the website for TENNLab- Neuromorphic Architectures, Learning, Applications

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