sounds like the beginning of a joke. A German robot goes to the Australian
outback and…. enhances its GPS system. That’s right industrial robots, designed
by German researchers are going to be making their way to one of the largest
stretches of open undeveloped land on the earth, in order to test their skills
in location and navigation. The outback was an excellent choice for an obvious
reason, few sources of signal interference and limited rain. You really would
not want to try this in the middle of the rainforest.
is being run as a test of the Global Navigation Satellite System, or GNSS, for
short. The Australian government is hoping that my improving the tracking of
the bots systems will help with their tracking efforts. The nation is hoping to
use this kind of data later on in fields as diverse as tectonic research, where
the measurements have to be very precise.
Source: The Register
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