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Virtual, Squishy Creatures Evolve to Run Using Evolutionary Algorithms


April 24, 2013

a still image of an evolving soft robot A research team led by Cornell University's Creative Machines Lab has created a computer algorithm that can be used to witness virtual creatures evolving their squishy, muscle-like features in order to teach themselves to walk. Full Story

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