Bioscience

Researcher’s robots learn from environment, not programming

June 2, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: PhysOrg.com] – Humans have trained robots to build vehicles, fly airplanes, automatically test blood pressure in hospital patients and even play table tennis.

But robots have no concept of self, nor do they truly understand what it is they are programmed to do, said Ian Fasel, an assistant research professor of computer science at the University of Arizona.

As a consequence, robots often are unable to problem solve – a design and implementation glitch that is driving Fasel’s research.

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