Episode 5 - How Do You Engineer Evolution?

This week Paul Grouchy tells us how we can use lessons learned from nature to make smarter computers, and better robots. We talk about pirates, chairs, and sticky-ish rice, learn about immortal virtual life-forms and stair climbing robots, and discuss robot-butts. Paul talks about research that takes a lot of computing power, but not, you know, a lot a lot. Well, sometimes a lot a lot, let’s just say it’s complicated, but definitely super cool.

There are false starts, and Simon’s jokes fall flat. But it’s okay, because evolution is a messy process.

More info on stuff mentioned this episode:

The Luke Arm 
BoxCar2D 
Evolving FPGAs
Evolving Chairs
Breeding Chairs

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