Robots learn to move themselves

In the beginning, we just drop a robot into a space. But they don't know anything, so they don't do anything," Professor Der said. The neural network eventually picks up on electronic noise, which causes small motions. It eventually tries larger motions as it learns about its range of movement. "It's like a newborn baby—it doesn't know anything but tries motions that are natural for its body. Half an hour later, it's rolling and jumping. ... This approach is far more flexible than traditional programming, in which movements are painstakingly planned out in a well-defined space.

2008-08-06

 robot artificial intelligence life intelligence

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