AI-Driven Robotic Leg Teaches Itself to Walk

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a robot leg that can correct itself when tripped, even though it was never specifically programmed to do so. The phenomenal breakthrough is inspired - like so much of science and technology - from nature.

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For animals like giraffes and wildebeest, being born in the wild on open plains means threats to your life start early. That’s why these creatures have evolved so their juvenile species can begin to walk within minutes of birth.

Learn from doing

This remarkable evolutionary trait has inspired robotics engineers to create an AI-powered robotic leg that can recover from trips instantly. The bio-inspired design uses a powerful algorithm that can learn a new walking task after only 5 minutes of unstructured play. READ MORE ON: INTERESTING ENGINEERING

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RoboticsYusra Hamid