Robot-cross-country vehicle DyRET independently changes itself for movement on any locality
At the University of Oslo, there have been significant successes in developing technologies for evolutionary robotics. Their latest version of the robot DyRET effectively and completely independently uses self-modification algorithms to overcome any type of terrain. It looks not so beautiful, as in the case of the brainchild of Boston Dynamics , but the potential is much wider.
Becoming reasonable, man made a choice in favor of man-made evolution before too long a natural, but still prefers to change the world around, and not himself – to avoid risks. Robot similar fears are alien, and its evolution, modification and adaptation to new conditions should go level with the fulfillment of the current task. More precisely, this is the basic, initial part of the task: prepare yourself for work, and then execute it.
The possibilities of DyRET are so far limited by adjusting the parameters of the chassis on which it moves in different terrain. The robot can change the length of the legs, the angles of their flexion, the applied force and the speed of movement. From the outside it seems that he is clumsily trampling in place, but this is the first stage – the sensors of the machine analyze how effective the current configuration is and whether it’s time to make changes.
By default, the robot tends to perform long, easy and fast steps to navigate away and efficiently. But if you have to go through a single file between the obstacles or in the batteries, there is little energy, you can go to short and measured movements. Or their combination – DyRET does not use ready-made scenarios of actions, but develops them independently, learns to evolve and adapt to the world around without human participation.