Smart microbots will learn to swim and navigate with the help of AI.
According to the reports and rumors that are circulating over the internet, it says that AI-powered swimmers are a thing now. They will be able to switch between different locomotory gaits adaptively to navigate and go towards their targeted location on their own. As per the reports, researchers at Santa Clara University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the University of Hong Kong were able to successfully do this new test. They taught swimming to the microbots using deep reinforcement learning.
With this new milestone, it has seen a new progression in the micro-swimming capability. Since there was a tremendous interest in developing AI microswimmers that would navigate the world just like the naturally-occurring swimming microorganisms, for instance, bacteria, with the help of these microswimmers, they will promise a new future in biomedical applications, such as in targeted drug delivery and microsurgery.
In the research that was published by the researchers in Communications Physics, it is mentioned that microswimmers can learn and adapt according to the changing conditions with the help of AI. It will be pretty much the same as humans learn to swim, like reinforcement learning and feedback to keep them floating on the water and going in other directions when they are swimming.
One of the researchers who goes by the name of On Shun Pak, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University, said, “Being able to swim at the microscale by itself is a challenging task.” He further added, “When you wanted a microswimmer to perform more sophisticated maneuvers, the design of their locomotory gaits can quickly become intractable.”
Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes, which are done by machines and computer systems. There are specific applications of AI, which include expert systems, natural language processing, machine vision, and speech recognition.
The hype about AI is getting higher because most products and services are using AI nowadays in them. Almost every other machine that includes gadgets and devices has AI inside them. The requirement of AI’s foundation is specialized hardware and software for writing and training machine learning algorithms. Python, R, and Java are popular programming languages on which AI is based.
AI systems work by ingesting a huge amount of training data, then analyzing the data for correlations and patterns and using them for making future procedures.