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Distributed Robotics: Building an environment for digital cooperation

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March 2018, PDF
From programmable machines to intelligent agents

Robots, from the Czech word robota, meaning ‘forced labour’, are classically defined as programmable machines that can execute actions and tasks autonomously. Industrial robots that have been used since the late 1930s1 surely fall within this category. But what about autonomous drones? Or companion and social robots? Today, robots are increasingly seen as intelligent agents that can perform actions that have effects on the physical world. It is the artificial intelligence within and around robots, rather than the pure automation, that is creating a paradigm shift
within robotics…

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