Meet the ParkourBots: Watch Google’s AI bots learning to get around obstacles

Meet the ParkourBots: Watch Google’s AI bots learning to get around obstacles DeepMind researchers trained simulated bodies to navigate different terrainsHilarious footage from the study shows how they learn to improve techniquesEventually, the AI learned to run, jump, crouch, and turn to overcome obstaclesBy Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com Published: 18:56, 10 July 2017 | Updated: 19:12, 10 July 2017 A hilarious new video reveals the clumsy progress of AI ‘parkour,’ as scientists work to teach computer systems how to navigate ‘challenging terrains and obstacles.’DeepMind researchers have trained a number of simulated bodies, including a headless ‘walker,’ a four-legged ‘ant,’ and a 3D humanoid, to learn more complex behaviours as they carry out different locomotion tasks.The results, while comical, show how these systems can learn to improve their own techniques as they interact with the different environments, eventually allowing them to run, jump, crouch and turn as needed.Scroll down for video   Footage from the study offers a hilarious look into the trial-and-error process. As the characters run around throughout each simulated environment (as shown above), they almost seem intoxicated as they flail, fall, collide with walls, and appear to trip over their own feet THE ‘PARKOUR’ BOTS  As the team explains…


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