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‘Mating' Robots Take a Fast-Forward Leap in Digital Darwinism

A new study assesses the evolutionary dynamics of physically embodied robots — and it suggests that we're mashing the fast-forward button on the impending robotic revolution.

April 3, 2017
6:52 PM EDT
Ana BBot, a mobile robot that is programmable using jumper wires to connect sensors and motors. (A) Front view, with photocells and IR range detectors. (B) Lateral (left) view, showing drive wheels. (C) Robot wired using jumpers. (D) Top view, showing circuit board unwired.