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In First Case Of Fully Automated Design, Computers Shape Lego Bricks Into Various Designs Without Human Input

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August 26, 1999
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Brandeis University
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Evolution, until now the unchallenged domain of living organisms, may soon become possible for robots as well. So say computer scientists at Brandeis University, where a simple computer-based form of evolution -- nature's own design strategy -- has succeeded in designing LEGO structures without any assistance from humans.

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Evolution, until now the unchallenged domain of living organisms, may soon become possible for robots as well. So say computer scientists at Brandeis University, where a simple computer-based form of evolution -- nature's own design strategy -- has succeeded in designing LEGO structures without any assistance from humans. It's the first successful leap from today's computer-aided design into the futuristic realm of fully automated design, and the first baby step toward the artificial intelligence community's longstanding dream of evolutionary robotics, where robots might eventually adopt some form of evolution.


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