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Facebook's hexapod, Daisy, learning to walk MARTINE PARIS On the rooftop of the building that houses the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) lab in Mountain View, California, there is a boot camp for robots where the sun beams down on Daisy, a hexapod who is learning how to walk on a dirt jogging path. Her foot has become stuck in mulch as she struggles to wrestle free. A team of Facebook AI researchers eagerly looks on, watching to see what she will do next as she moves forward with the curiosity and…

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By Jonathan Kolber  |  October 1, 2017  |  Source: Blog Researchers have recently figured out how to impart hive learning capabilities to robots. It’s particularly applicable to the kinds of complex tasks that require observation, trial, error, learning and further trials. This will enable them to collectively learn, in weeks, tasks that would have individually taken the robots years. Essentially, a group of identical robots are presented with the same learning challenge. They make various individual…