Now here we are with a rather interesting robot – the Samsung Roboray, where it boasts of computer vision algorithms which allow it to construct real-time 3D visual maps so that it is capable of moving up and around in a far more efficient manner than ever before. The Roboray’s computer vision algorithms were developed by researchers from the University of Bristol, where it relies on its integrated cameras to build a map reference which is relative to its surroundings, hence enabling it to “remember” just where it has been before.
It has been said that for a robot to experience autonomous navigation, it is crucial for it to build visual maps quickly regardless of where it is, and these computer vision algorithms are a step in the right direction, since you can never quite tell just when your robot is about to wander off into an area that does not have any global positioning system (GPS) signals or other references. The Samsung Roboray happens to be one of the most advanced humanoid robots worldwide to date, standing at just 140cm in height while tipping the scales at 50kg. A stereo camera is located on its head, where it boasts of 53 different actuators that will see each leg carry half a dozen, while each hand has two dozen.