28 Jul '14, 10pm

Hexapod Robot Gets Even Better at Being Indestructible

Hexapod Robot Gets Even Better at Being Indestructible

Last year, we wrote about a hexapod robot that could teach itself to walk after you chopped its leg off . It was awesome. It still is awesome, because if you have any experience with robots, you know that they malfunction almost continuously. Last week, we saw some updated results from the same researchers, and after perusing both papers with much scratching-of-heads and stabbing-out-of-eyes, we've figured out what's new and exciting for 2014. First, let's take a look at the aforementioned awesomeness of a robot that can keep on coming for you even after it loses a leg: Okay, so here's what the newness seems to be: in last year's paper, the robots relied on experimental discovery to determine the best compensatory gait to overcome whatever damage they were experiencing. So, whenever something bad happened, they'd try a whole bunch of stuff to gradually figure out a better ...

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