Would you like to see the UK develop robots even better than those of Boston Dynamics? If so, get in touch. Perceptual Robots has created RAPTA, a new platform for developing robotics systems that will reduce cost, time and complexity from the process, whilst introducing previously unrealised levels of flexibility. With this know-how the team intend to build complex dynamic robots that are able to operate in the real world despite its chaotic and unpredictable nature. Perceptual Robots are seeking collaborations to make this a reality.
The innovative approach was described in Founder Rupert Young's recent paper in the Artificial Life journal, "A General Architecture for Robotics Systems: A Perception-Based Approach to Artifical Life".
It encapsulates the core control principles of biological living systems, to develop robots that are simple, fast, dynamic, computationally lightweight and psychologically advanced. The approach behind the RAPTA platform is as significantly innovative to behavioural sciences, and robotics, as natural selection was to biological sciences. It provides a new way of looking at behavioural systems which not only greatly simplifies the development and implementation processes, but also unlocks the possibilities for more powerful, universal and psychologically advanced robots that, like humans, are able to conquer even the most unpredictable environments, with minimal processing, and in a manner superior to existing robots.