Testing Robot Evolution
Josh Bongard, of the University of Vermont, has determined that if you build a simple robot, it will eventually evolve by itself. Using Legos, he built actual bots and simulated ones that changed over time. Eventually, the simple ones could walk better than those with fixed bodies. Bongard's research is supported by the National Science Foundation and their study on evolutionary robotics.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 18, 2011 8:40 PM