The clever scientists at the CSIRO Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Australia have created a super sneaky autonomous robot.
This robotic vehicle is capable of detecting sounds in its environment and then it will calculate how long those sounds will last for. It uses this information to plan its movements so it can travel around unheard while humans are distracted by other noises. Yet unnamed, this stealth bot could be camouflaged as an every-day object, outfitted with cameras or recording devices and sent as a spy on top-secret investigations. It could also be used to study animals in the wild without disturbing them.
This sneaky autonomous robot could have many practical uses, hopefully it never becomes self-aware.