MIT researchers have created an algorithm to make automated robots in assembly factories more efficient and safer.
When working with BMW, researchers at MIT noticed that robotics designed to be used in the assembly lines of manufacturing plants would freeze.
This was caused by the robots programming which instructed it to stop momentarily if a person was passing by. However the researchers noted that the robot would essentially completely stop as it waited for the person to move past its zone of contact.
If this were to happen in a factory setting then the unnecessary pauses would stack and cause a significant