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UVM's Josh Bongard Featured in Smithsonian

Associate professor and computer scientist Josh Bongard, an instrumental figure in the “evo devo robo” field, is featured in Smithsonian magazine for his work designing robots that can continuously learn, adapt and redesign themselves. His latest research involves starting with very simple robots and gradually building them up in a survival-of-the-fittest model. As part of this project, he has made a virtual version available online – dubbed “ludobots” – inviting anyone to experiment. “We would like to crowd-source robotics,” Bongard says. Read full story