29 Jul '16, 5pm

Video Friday: Artificial Evolution, Legged Machines, and Delivery Robots in Silicon Valley

We’re applying algorithms inspired by the natural evolution in order to automatically “breed” soft robots for specific tasks and environments. This process, performed within a physically-realistic virtual environment, usually requires several days (more often, weeks) of computation even on a big supercomputer. In this moment we are using these tools in order to study general properties of soft-bodied creatures in simulation, trying to provide new insights to fields such as (soft) robotics, artificial intelligence, and (when possible) to biology as well. The first project regards the evolution of growing soft robots, i.e. robots that can adapt during their lifetime based on a developmental program. Particularly, we are studying soft robots that adapt their bodies in response to environmental stimuli (morphological plasticity/environment-mediated growth). A first result that...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-in...

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