Robot mother builds cube babies and then watches them take first steps
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After monitoring the progress of its offspring, the mother-bot then selects which have performed the best and refines their design in the same way that evolution works in nature.
The robot has been programmed to build a cube-bot with a small motor inside which is capable of movement then refine the design based on observations of how efficiently it moves.
In five separate experiments the mother-bot was allowed to continue building her children until 10 generations had been created, each time using the ‘fittest’ bot to inform the design of the next child.