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):

Happy 3D printed robotic family

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