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Robots with instincts

An evolutionary algorithm has been developed that allows robots to adapt to unforeseen change. The robots learn behaviours quickly and instinctively by mining the memory of their past achievements. See Letter p.503

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Figure 1: Adaptive machines.

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Adami, C. Robots with instincts. Nature 521, 426–427 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/521426a

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