VIDEO: Novel algorithm enables robots to "adapt like animals" upon sustaining injuries

05/27/2015 - 00:00

Robots have transformed many industries, most notably manufacturing , and have the power to deliver tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue 2, disaster response 3, health care 4 and transportation 5. They are also invaluable tools for scientific exploration in environments inaccessible to humans, from distant planets 6 to deep oceans 7. A major obstacle to their widespread adoption in more complex environments outside factories is their fragility 68

Ref:  Robots that can adapt like animals. Nature | Letter (2015) | DOI: 10.1038/nature14422