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January 21, 2011 /  Nivea

Robots change their body forms while learning how to walk

Want to build a really tough robot? Forget about Terminator. Instead, watch a tadpole turn into a frog.

Or at least that’s not too far off from what University of Vermont roboticist Josh Bongard has discovered, as he reports in the January 10 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

via For Robust Robots, Let Them Be Babies First

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