Designing to Optimize User Experience

Tell me about user experience (UX) design. What is it and what is the goal?  User experience design can be thought of as the design of everything that is related […]

Shield AI Fundamentals: Trajectory Planning

We ask very difficult missions of Nova. For example, we ask it to explore a previously unknown building while detecting potential threats and evading them, respond to our user’s requests […]

Shield AI Fundamentals: On Mapping

The Role of Mapping in Autonomy As is evident in the name, the key component of any autonomous robotic system is its basic autonomy; its loop of perception, cognition, and […]

What is Coordinated Exploration?

What is coordinated exploration? In the context of Shield AI, coordinated exploration corresponds to the deployment of multi-robot systems in order to explore an environment. These multi-robot systems collectively develop […]

Inside Hardware: Thermal System Design

Why do we design thermal systems? Often, when electronics are used they are not 100% efficient. Inefficiency translates to a non-trivial amount of energy released as heat. Thermal systems are […]

How Do Robots Learn Through Exploration?

How does learning appear within the context of coordinated exploration? Within the context of exploration, learning emerges the more the system operates. The system improves with operation because the more […]

Inside Hardware: Designing a Circuit Board

Why are circuit boards important?  At the simplest level, circuit boards are the glue that integrates all of the higher-level system features together.  Where do you start when designing a […]

How do Robots Communicate with Each Other?

A conversation with Professor Nathan Michael, Shield AI’s Chief Technology Officer. This is a continuation of our conversation about Trust and Robotic Systems. In terms of multi-robot systems, how do […]

What is Multi-Robot Exploration?

A conversation with Professor Nathan Michael, Shield AI’s Chief Technology Officer. This is a continuation of our conversation about Trust and Robotic Systems. What do we mean by multi-robot exploration? […]