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Friday, March 06, 2009

Robots Start an Evolution

Interesting piece, though it is not saying that the physical aspects of the robots are evolving, only the algorithms that drive them. When a robot starts to be able to add physical extensions to itself we will have to start being afraid.

Also, " ... artificial intelligence engineer Christopher MacLeod and his colleagues at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK, created a robot that adapts to such changes by mimicking biological evolution. "If we want to make really complex humanoid robots with ever more sensors and more complex behaviours, it is critical that they are able to grow in complexity over time - just like biological creatures did," he says ...

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