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robotBuilder
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I thought this might be interesting for anyone having an interest in evolving an electronic brain.

(two people have shown an interest in the subject, @inq and @thrandell

https://www.wired.com/1997/05/es-evolutionary/

 


   
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Posted by: @robotbuilder

I thought this might be interesting for anyone having an interest in evolving an electronic brain.

(two people have shown an interest in the subject, @inq and @thrandell

https://www.wired.com/1997/05/es-evolutionary/

 

Do you really think information that is 26 years old in a field that is as fast changing as this has a remote chance of being relevant now?

I have noticed that you often quote very old references. In my experience, anything in the field of computers that is 2 years old or older is out of date.

You might disagree, but this is my experience after 64 years of computer involvement.

 

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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THRandell
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Hi Casey,

Thanks for pointing out your post to me.  I’m not sure that I’d call my interest in evolving robot control systems the same as evolving a  robot ‘brain’, but I did give it a quick read.  Most of this kind of stuff seems like pop science to me so I tend to speed read it hoping to find some nugget of interest.  What did you think of the article?

Tom

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robotBuilder
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@zander

Do you really think information that is 26 years old in a field that is as fast changing as this has a remote chance of being relevant now?

Clearly not a history buff 🙂

I find it interesting to see how ideas have evolved and been built on over time.

Isn't the source being used by @thrandell also a bit "old"?

Automatic Creation of an Autonomous Agent: Genetic Evolution of a Neural-Network Driven Robot (1994), Floreano, D., Mondada, F.

The concepts haven't changed over time they have simply been added to. I have found some of the earlier books explained those concepts more clearly to a simple person like myself compared with some of the more trendy up to date and complex literature. I am glad was able to learn about electronics and programming back in the simpler older days.


   
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robotBuilder
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@thrandell 

 Most of this kind of stuff seems like pop science to me so I tend to speed read it hoping to find some nugget of interest.  What did you think of the article?

I guess I have a different background.  I followed this sort of stuff for a long time.

 


   
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