Sunday, May 19, 2013

Learning to Walk (A Grandroids Video)

First, I want to show you this video, of a Thompson's gazelle about 5 or 10 minutes old.

And now, compare it to Bones, the latest Grandroid prototype:

I posted an earlier video of Spot the dog walking. But even though Spot's gait was more even, it was also more robotic, and he was a lot less versatile. In contrast, Bones is clumsier, but he's clumsy in exactly the same way that a newborn gazelle is clumsy, and for mostly the same reasons. He's using a pretty similar process to walk (even though his limbs are more dog-like).


Blogger evolnemesis said...

Very cool video... Thanks for posting it. This stuff is so exciting to me... an AI learning to walk like a real animal, amazing.

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