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Robots Learn To Reproduce

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Back in the 1950s, science fiction writers predicted that by now robots would be part of everyday life. So why doesn't everyone have their own personal R2-D2 beeping around their kitchen? One reason is the time and money it takes to design and build them. A way round this problem is to let robots develop and construct themselves. And taking a leaf out of evolution's book, Hod Lipson and Jordan Pollack, of Brandeis University in Massachusetts,US, have done just that. They have developed a computer system that uses natural selection to design and automatically build robots. (read more)

"We carefully minimised human intervention in both the design and fabrication stages," said Professor Pollack in the journal Nature. "The only human work was in informing the simulation about the 'universe' that could be manufactured."

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