Imagine this, a robot that starts off with no knowledge on how to get around and yet it learns how to move, then it learns how to walk. This is not science fiction; this has actually taken place at event hosted by the Cornell University professor Hod Lipson. It has to be said that this is clever and yet it could be slightly scary at the same time.
Here is what the Professor has to say about the self learning robot;
Cornell University professor Hod Lipson demonstrates how a robot can teach itself to walk without any knowledge of its form and function. “Within a relatively small number of these babbling actions, it will figure out what it looks like,” Lipson says. He adds that eventually “it can figure out how to move.”