(BBC.com) — Idris, a four-wheel drive vehicle programmed by experts at Wale’s Aberystwyth University’s intelligent robotics group, can pursue people, vehicles, or anything else it can “see.” The electric four-wheeler is about the size of an Austin Mini.
Dr. Frederic Labrosse, who wrote much of the software, has acted as quarry for the all-terrain robot, walking ahead while it follows. He admits it can be “disconcerting.” He said: “It’s scary at some point, but you’ve got to trust the software. The problem is, the faster you go, the faster it goes. So, you cannot escape, basically.”Tags: Aberystwyth University, Frederic Labrosse, Idris, robotics