Thanks to RSS feeds…

I now know this:

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,67493,00.html?tw=rss.TEK

It’s a very cool thing — robots building robots. Eerie. Spooky. Awesome. Amazing.

2 comments

  1. Eerie. Spooky.

    My high school physics teacher, Steve S, worked as a programer for a company with a robotic assembly line. One of the assembly machines had four arms, and was programmed to try different methods of putting the widget together, seeking to be more efficent each time, while still using all four arms on the project.

    What got Steve out of bed and into work at 3am once was that three arms attacked and destroyed the other one.

    The robot found a more efficent method using only three arms. The program said it had to use all functioning arms.

    Yeah.

  2. Eerie. Spooky.

    My high school physics teacher, Steve S, worked as a programer for a company with a robotic assembly line. One of the assembly machines had four arms, and was programmed to try different methods of putting the widget together, seeking to be more efficent each time, while still using all four arms on the project.

    What got Steve out of bed and into work at 3am once was that three arms attacked and destroyed the other one.

    The robot found a more efficent method using only three arms. The program said it had to use all functioning arms.

    Yeah.

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