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The Evolution Of The Robot

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The Evolution Of The Robot

Yes. A mother robot that builds her own robot children, and then improves them with each successive generation. Evolution speed up one thousand times - all with no human intervention. 

You read it right. The (mad) scientists over at University of Cambridge programmed a specially designed robotic arm, Universal Robots UR5, so that the robot in question could not only move, but could analyze the data after creating her first robot baby, in order to create more successful ones after.

Yes. A mother robot that builds her own robot children, and then improves them with each successive generation. Evolution speed up one thousand times - all with no human intervention.

It’s clearly evolution, after all. The idea of producing better and more successful robots based on the traits of the original robot, is a form of evolution.

It’s true this robot is building supercomputer robots or even C-3PO. Instead, this mamabot has created six centimeter, 3D-printed blue boxes outfitted with a single motor. Mamabot used glue to connect each motorized cube to the next, and once all the babybots have been built, the computer analyzes each babybot movement and details the data back to mamabot. The result? Mamabot then modifies the design by changing one of the program elements (genes) within the cubes, so the next birth with result in better mobile babybots.

Wow.

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