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Injured robots learn to limp

Like most computers, robots are highly efficient… until something goes wrong. But could they learn to adapt to mechanical faults? Scientists have been deliberately sabotaging walking robots to see how fast they learn to cope.

Read the story: 'Instinctive' robot recovers from injury fast

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00362-z

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