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jtogel's Journal: AI swarm helicopters teach themselves how to fly

Journal by jtogel
Media has previously reported on the Ultraswarms project, aiming to create swarms of Linux-powered miniature helicopters with a hive mind. For those who wonder how the project is coming along, I can report that we have been able to use artificial evolution to automatically create neural networks to control the helicopters. In other words, the helicopters learn to fly all by themselves through trial-and-error, which is useful as they are pretty darn hard to control manually. In fact, the evolved networks work better than the best human-made solutions. Work continues...
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AI swarm helicopters teach themselves how to fly

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