Starfish Robot Stretching Video

I just had to pass along this cool video showing the remarkable Starfish robot created by Josh Bongard, Victor Zykov, and Hod Lipson.


(Starfish Robot Stretching)

Towards the end of the video, the robot conceptualizes itself, determining its own structure using sensors built into each joint. Then, it thinks of different ways that it might move - walk - from place to place.

Starfish can also sense damage to any of its legs or joints, and then compensate. See Starfish Robot Shows Robotic Introspection And Self-Modeling.

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