Researchers create autonomous drones that chat like people and grab with hands

Capable of 'thinking, entity control and environmental awareness'

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Autonomous drones. Source: Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi
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Autonomous drones. Source: Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi

Chinese researchers have claimed a breakthrough in autonomous robotics by giving a swarm of drones the ability to chat intelligently in human language as they collaborate over complex tasks.

They foresee their chatting drones being used in security, disaster recovery and logistics, where they could apply an apparently unique ability to use "group-chat" conversation among themselves and...

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