Space Daily is running a feature article on Ayanna
Howard, a project scientist at NASA JPL. Her job is finding
ways of making the autonomous robots used in space exploration more
intelligent. She works with neural networks, fuzzy logic, and a variety
of other tools in her effort to make smarter robots. One important
application of AI in robotics that Howard is working on is navigation.
I think about a year ago, I saw an AI project on a documentary. There
was computer, I don't remember what the name was, I think it was one of
those names you would give to a monkey,like Congo or something.
Anyway, the developer programmed the computer to learn how to do
everything, even move limbs that were made for it. When the computer
was started up, it was only programmed to learn. It didn't know how to
do anything except that. Much like a baby. I believe it was also
outfitted with a video camera and recognized faces. Seeing as I don't
remember the name of the project or the scientist running it, I have no
idea of it's current progress.
Sorry, I forgot to mention something. If that seems too far fetched,
it might be. Even though I'm only 16, my memory isn't what it should
be. I saw the show about a year ago and my memory of it may have
bended with that episode of The Outer Limits or something. I'm not
saying that it did, I'm just letting you know that it might have.