Friday, September 15, 2006

Swarming Robots!

This fascinating article describes a new type of artificial intelligence software being worked on by the military. The program can analyze what's available to it and figure out the best possible solution within minutes. A good quote from the article:
Self-learning and adaptability will be the key to success, and this is where the Creativity Machine excels. Give it any set of robotic limbs and it will master locomotion within minutes without any programming, swiftly finding the most efficient way of moving toward a goal.
It's definitely still being worked on, so don't expect to see robots taking your McDonald's order any time soon, but still, this technology has huge potential...


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