The Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing professor took this crafty squirrel strategy and applied it to robots. His detailed research was published in this month’s IEEE Intelligent Systems, funded by the Office of Naval Research.
Arkin’s robot succeeded in luring a “predator” robot to a fake location, delaying the exposure and seizure of the resources it was tasked to protect.
“[Imagine] robots guarding ammunition or supplies on the battlefield,” Arkin said. “If an enemy were present, the robot could change its patrolling strategies to deceive humans or another intelligent machine, buying time until reinforcements are able to arrive.”