Engineers at Columbia University in New York have reached the pinnacle of robotic inventions, they have invented a mechanical arm that they can program themselves – even after a break. Professor Hod Lipson, who runs the Laboratory of Creative Machines where the research took place, compared a robotic hand to how the "newborn child" adapts to its environment and learns the same thing. A group of scientists said it was the first time a robot showed the ability to "imagine yourself" and solve its purpose and find out how to work without built-in mechanics. In a study published in the journal Science Robotics, prof. Lipson said, "This is what makes a newborn baby in his crib because he learns what it is.
"We believe that this advantage can also be the evolutionary origin of self-confidence in humans.
"While the ability of the robot to imagine itself is still rough compared to humans, we believe that this ability is on the way to machine self-confidence."
The mechanical arm was designed without knowledge of physics, geometry or dynamics.
After a roughly 35-hour random movement, the mechanism succeeded in grasping the computational computational knowledge and discovering its abilities.
Shortly after the mechanical arm was able to build its own biomechanics and allow it to cleverly pick up and drop objects.
The robot has also done other tasks such as branding.
Scientists have pushed a 3D deformed part to simulate the damaged part to see if the robot is able to detect a bug and adapt its drive.
The arm was able to detect a malfunction and retraining its system continued to perform tasks despite the damaged part.
The authors warned that "self-confidence will lead to more flexible and adaptive systems, but also to some loss of control.
"It's a powerful technology, but it should be handled with care."
But some scientists say robots will never be able to develop their own intelligence as complex as humans.
When Nigel Shadbolt, a professor of computer science at Oxford University, said, "Is AI threatening humanity?" "Whatever you see in Hollywood, it's usually crazy, bad and dangerous. You do not want to get too close to them.
"But it's hard to understand where the real problem lies, not the artificial intelligence that should scare you, it's natural stupidity."