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Robot adapts to injury and continues to walk

A Franco-American research team has developed a mechanism that lets a robot adapt to injury.

In their paper Antoine Cully and and Jean-Baptiste Mouret of the Sorbonne in Paris and Jeff Clune of the University of Wyoming describe how their algorithm allows a robot to adapt to damage in under two minutes.

 

Source: Jean-Baptiste Mouret

This, they say, is ‘thanks to intuitions that they develop before their mission and experiments that they conduct to validate or invalidate them after damage. The result is a creative process that adapts to a variety of injuries, including damaged, broken, and missing legs.’

 


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