New AI Designs Robot from Scratch in Seconds

Watch this video to see how a Northwestern University-led team developed the first AI to date that can intelligently design robots from scratch. The AI program is not just fast, it also runs on a lightweight personal computer and designs wholly novel structures from scratch. This stands in sharp contrast to other AI systems, which often require energy-hungry supercomputers and colossally large datasets.

“We discovered a very fast AI-driven design algorithm that bypasses the traffic jams of evolution, without falling back on the bias of human designers,” said Northwestern’s Sam Kriegman .