Watching Evolution in Action Using Virtual Creatures

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Tue, Apr 16th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Jeff Clune, an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Wyoming, has this video showing on-the-fly evolution of virtual "soft robots," part of the paper titled Unshackling Evolution: Evolving Soft Robots with Multiple Materials and a Powerful Generative Encoding.

Here we evolve the bodies of soft robots made of multiple materials (muscle, bone, & support tissue) to move quickly. Evolution produces a diverse array of fun, wacky, interesting, but ultimately functional soft robots. Enjoy!

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