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Ayanna Howard Teaches Robots to Think

Posted 31 May 2001 at 02:22 UTC by steve Share This

Space Daily is running a feature article on Ayanna Howard, a project scientist at NASA JPL. Her job is finding ways of making the autonomous robots used in space exploration more intelligent. She works with neural networks, fuzzy logic, and a variety of other tools in her effort to make smarter robots. One important application of AI in robotics that Howard is working on is navigation.

Artificial Intelligence, posted 31 May 2001 at 04:16 UTC by phil » (Observer)

I think about a year ago, I saw an AI project on a documentary. There was computer, I don't remember what the name was, I think it was one of those names you would give to a monkey,like Congo or something. Anyway, the developer programmed the computer to learn how to do everything, even move limbs that were made for it. When the computer was started up, it was only programmed to learn. It didn't know how to do anything except that. Much like a baby. I believe it was also outfitted with a video camera and recognized faces. Seeing as I don't remember the name of the project or the scientist running it, I have no idea of it's current progress.

Addendum, posted 31 May 2001 at 04:36 UTC by phil » (Observer)

Sorry, I forgot to mention something. If that seems too far fetched, it might be. Even though I'm only 16, my memory isn't what it should be. I saw the show about a year ago and my memory of it may have bended with that episode of The Outer Limits or something. I'm not saying that it did, I'm just letting you know that it might have.

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