Adorable Humanoid Robot Learns to Walk Like a Human Child

Artificial intelligence is coming closer and closer to human intelligence every day, although it is still extremely difficult for physical robots to perform seemingly simple tasks. Humans have thousands of years of evolution on their side, while robots have trouble with basic motor functions, like autonomous walking. Now, researchers from UC Berkeley have attempted to bridge this gap by programming their new humanoid robot, Darwin, to learn to physically navigate the world just as a human child would.Darwin’s system consists of neural networks, or algorithms that imitate brain structure, that simulates different responses to situations Darwin is faced with. Just as a child learns from observing others, Darwin learns by running these simulations in its “mind,” and as a result, can figure out how to perform tasks on its…

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