‘Mother’ machine builds and tests ‘children’ models to make each generation better than the last

The robot that BREEDS:

  • Roboticists built a ‘mother’ robot that independently builds ‘child’ models
  • It tests each ‘child’ to see which ones perform best at certain tasks
  • This ‘mother’ then uses the results to inform the design of the next ‘child’
  • Results show that preferential traits are passed down from one generation to the next – similar to how natural selection works in animals

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3194929/The-robot-BREEDS-Mother-machine-builds-tests-children-models-make-generation-better-last.html#ixzz3ibbAttlu
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