An "Evolution Gym" Tests Design and Control of Soft Robots

Scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have built a "gym" to beef up soft robots and test them in over 30 different environments.

"Evolution Gym is part of a growing awareness in the AI community that the body and brain are equal partners in supporting intelligent behavior,” says University of Vermont robotics professor Josh Bongard . “There is so much to do in figuring out what forms this partnership can take. Gym is likely to be an important tool in working through these kinds of questions.”