WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH... SENSORS USUALLY FAIL
Robots today are smart. They can make sense of complex visual or auditory patterns, avoid obstacles, and move around autonomously. But when it comes to harsh conditions they are often fooled or fail completely. This is a problem that already affects robots in industrial applications, and it is preventing the development of new autonomous systems that could save lives across a wide range of applications, including infrastructure monitoring, transportation, and emergency services.