Munmun Masud

February 8th, 2011

“Robots Evolve More ‘Natural’ Ways of Walking”

Posted by munmunmasud in Uncategorized

“A new computer simulation by a Vermont researcher shows how robots might learn to walk better by starting on their bellies, the same way animals evolved.”

Link:  http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/01/walking-robots-gallery/

I find the above quote to be quite humorous in terms of the technological context to our historical/evolutionary past. The quote speaks of robots in such a manner that one cannot help but think of it as a real life, eating and breathing species. Historically, yes animals have evolved through time by gaining extra limbs, finger(s) and such. So, I find it hilarious that a “robot” is being referenced thusly. I mean, can’t the inventor just add components, it’s not like the robot itself and on its own will “generate” additional parts like a living organism—it will be executed by its creator. From my opinion, I think the project is a trial and error production, so, why is it even necessary to mention evolution? Robots do not evolve on their own; it requires an additional intellect outside of its own body to produce any kind of outcome.

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  1.    Choose baby said,

    on October 23rd, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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