Sep 28, 2016

How do robots make robotic babies?

Stork? No. WiFi and 3D printing. Obviously.




A team of scientists at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam demonstrated how robots can evolve and reproduce. The first robot baby is a big step towards robotic ecosystems that can evolve in challenging environments. Two parent robots meet and exchange robotic DNA over WiFi which makes the baby in a 3d printer.


Original article in Dutch (Chrome Translate is your friend):

http://www.vu.nl/nl/nieuws-agenda/nieuws/2016/apr-jun/wereldprimeur-robots-planten-zich-voort.aspx


Happy 3D printed robotic family





























Robots evolving and reproducing? Welcome to 2016. Also: I see no connections with any SF movie plots out there.