Robots Evolve More Natural Ways of Walking
- By University Communications
Wired magazine's "Gadget Lab," features first-of-their-kind robots created by University of Vermont scientist Josh Bongard. Using both computer simulations and real-world Legos, Bongard shows how robots that undergo body change, like tadpoles becoming frogs, learn how to walk faster--and are harder to tip over--than traditional robots with static body forms. The story is also getting coverage from Popular Science, New Scientist, the Boston Globe, Der Spiegel (Germany's largest newspaper) and Voice of America radio, among other outlets. Read the Wired.com story...