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March 23, 2009

Charles Darwin and Robots

Many tributes have been paid to Charles Darwin this year in honor of the double anniversaries of his 200th birthday and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species. On the website Robots.net, Darwin's influence on the field of robotics is examined. The development of bipedal walking and flapping wing mechanisms used evolutionary techniques, as did neural networks which allow robots to learn simple behaviors. See the article for more details on these and other innovations in robotics which are attributable to Darwin's theories.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at March 23, 2009 4:09 PM
category: Artificial Invention | Evolutionary Computation

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