Friday, September 24, 2010

We are doomed: robot teaches itself how to use a bow and arrow~

Well, this isn't good. A robot at the Italian Institute of Technology lead by Dr. Petar Kormushev has taught itself how to use a bow and arrow. It only took him 8 shots to start hitting the bullseye every time. And I don't know about you, but I'm not sure that 7 shots is enough time for me to run away~

The robot is an iCub, an open-source robot, so if you want one yourself you could build one, in theory. It's loaded up with ARCHER (Augmented Reward Chained Regression), a learning algorithm that allows him to learn how to hit bullseyes~

And you know that algorithm could be adjusted so he could use a sniper rifle instead of a bow and arrow. And then we're all screwed~

via : kormushev

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