Scientists from the University of Cambridge Build a Robotic ‘Mother’ – People’s Daily Online

English: Logo of the People's Daily 中文: 人民日报题字

English: Logo of the People’s Daily 中文: 人民日报题字 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Leading Chinese paper, People’s Daily reports that scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a mother robot that independently builds its own baby robots and then tests their performances to inform the future design.

Source: Scientists from the University of Cambridge Build a Robotic ‘Mother’ – People’s Daily Online

This is a fascinating article but it’s even more interesting that it’s published in the People’s Daily rather than a British newspaper. Perhaps, it shows something about the newspapers’ relative priorities and interest of their rederships?

Thoughts?

3 responses

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  3. This was the dream of John Von Neumann of GE in the 1940’s in the form of “self replicating machines” and it was top of the Agenda combined with AI at the 2015 Bilderberg meeting in Austria.
    The Chinese are interested in progress and have built the world’s first automated factory something which Dr Alf reported on in one of his earlier blogs.
    I live close to the Cambridge facility where the mother robot was created and hope that financing for the development keeps the invention here and that the money stays here.

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