February 16, 2010

Hexapod Teaches Itself to Walk

It would seem everybody watches YouTube robotics videos, including Intel. A couple of days after University of Arizona student Matt Bunting posted a video of his hexapod robot, the company ordered two of them for trade shows and meetings. The robot works on Intel's 1.60GHz Atom Z530, a US15W chipset and Ubunto, and sees through a Logitech Webcam.

Bunting wanted his creation to be able to walk without the usual algorithms. Instead it works by reinforcement learning. The company CrustCrawler was also impressed and asked him to develop software for many of their products, including hexapod kits.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 16, 2010 8:50 AM
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