Thursday, November 10, 2005


US scientists’ new robot has 20,000 brain cells

`Scientists in US have built a robot that is operating on biological principles and without any pre-specified instruction.

Researchers at the Neurosciences Institute (NSI) in La Jolla, California have developed ‘Darwin VII’ a trashcan-shaped robot that has just 20,000 brain cells.

The infant crawls across a floor strewn with blocks, grabbing and tasting as it goes, its malleable mind impressionable and hungry to learn, reports New Scientist. ‘

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