Artificial intelligence

Forget Boston Dynamics. This robot taught itself to walk

9 days ago   |   By Technology Review

A pair of robot legs called Cassie has been taught to walk using reinforcement learning , the training technique that teaches AIs complex behavior via trial and error. It's the first time reinforcement learning has been used to teach a two-legged robot how to walk from scratch, including the ability to walk in a crouch and while carrying an unexpected load.
But can it boogie? Expectations for what robots can do run high thanks to viral videos put out by Boston Dynamics, which show its humanoid Atlas robot standing on one leg, jumping over boxes, and dancing. These videos have racked up...
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